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Nearby images in Northern Spain

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A:

by Martin Duckitt, 10 meters away

B: Puerto Pesquero 1

by mikelmgm, 60 meters away

 Puerto Pesquero 1

C: Muelle3

by mikelmgm, 90 meters away

Muelle3

D: old habour

by Florian Bertzbach, 170 meters away

in earlier times fisher boats were landing fish. Today tourists are walking around and the old fisher...

old habour

E: Puerto Pesquero 2

by mikelmgm, 170 meters away

 Puerto Pesquero 2

F:

by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 210 meters away

G: Nautico

by mikelmgm, 240 meters away

Nautico

H: Portaletas

by mikelmgm, 250 meters away

Portaletas

I: Monte Urgull

by Martin Duckitt, 310 meters away

Monte Urgull

J: Monte Urgull Top

by Martin Duckitt, 310 meters away

Soon I will post a better on that will be taken right at the top with much better views, however it i...

Monte Urgull Top

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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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