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Montezinho Village

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Montezinho Village (near fountain), a beautiful village at Montesinho Natural Park at north Portugal 

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A: Montezinho Village

by Manuel Teles, 20 meters away

  Montezinho Village (near cafe), a beautiful village at Montesinho Natural Park at north Portugal   

Montezinho Village

B: Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park)

by Manuel Teles, 2.6 km away

Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park)

Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park)

C: Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park) 2

by Manuel Teles, 3.3 km away

Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park)

Serra Serrada dam (Montesinho Natural Park) 2

D: Birch Trees in Autumn

by Manuel Teles, 3.5 km away

Floresta de bétulas, no outono, em Montezinho, Trás-os-Montes

Birch Trees in Autumn

E: A Parideira

by Manuel Teles, 4.0 km away

Team filming the short film "A Parideira"

A Parideira

F: Rural house on "Trás-os-Montes" - northern Portugal

by Manuel Teles, 10.6 km away

Family eating dinner on a contry house on "Trás-os-Montes" - northern Portugal

Rural house on "Trás-os-Montes" - northern Portugal

G: Ines and Leonor baptism party

by Manuel Teles, 11.3 km away

Ines and Leonor baptism party

H: Javali Restaurant

by Manuel Teles, 11.4 km away

Javali Restaurant. Typical north Portugal food

Javali Restaurant

I: Javali Restaurant

by Manuel Teles, 11.4 km away

Javali Restaurant. Typical north Portugal food

Javali Restaurant

J: Landscape with snow

by Manuel Teles, 12.5 km away

Landscape with snow

This panorama was taken in 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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