Mercado da Figueira da Foz
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Mercado da Figueira da Foz

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A: Clube Náutico - Figueira da Foz

by Sotero Ferreira, 180 meters away

Clube Náutico - Figueira da Foz

B: Cabo Mondego - Figueira da Foz

by Sotero Ferreira, 6.6 km away

Cabo Mondego - Figueira da Foz

C: Castillo de Pombal (Portugal)_1

by soledad-tante-agudo, 33.0 km away

Castillo de Pombal  (Portugal)_1

D: Castillo de Pombal (Portugal)_2

by soledad-tante-agudo, 33.1 km away

Castillo de Pombal  (Portugal)_2

F: Parque Verde do Mondego

by Fernando Mendes, 37.3 km away

Parque Verde do Mondego

G: Igreja de Santa Cruz

by Sotero Ferreira, 37.4 km away

Igreja de Santa Cruz

H: Mondego Green Park

by Gilberto Silva, 37.5 km away

Mondego Green Park is a park that has Portuguese project in a river the great protagonist of environm...

Mondego Green Park

I: University of Coimbra

by Gilberto Silva, 37.6 km away

The history of the University of Coimbra dates back to the century subsequent to the very foundation ...

University of Coimbra

J: Coimbra at night

by Gilberto Silva, 38.4 km away

Coimbra à noite!

Coimbra at night

This panorama was taken in Portugal, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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