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Námestie v Kremnici s morovým stĺpom sv. Trojice - Slovakia

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A: Kremnica square

by Cibula Vincent, 60 meters away

Mestsky hrad v Kremnici Dominantou mesta je kostol sv. Katariny (Katarina - patronka mesta) a mestsky...

Kremnica  square

B: Kremnica castle town

by Cibula Vincent, 190 meters away

Mestsky hrad v Kremnici. Dominantou mesta i arealu hradu je dvojlodovy kostol sv. Katariny (Katarina ...

Kremnica castle town

C: Mestsky hrad, Zamocke namestie

by Marek Harman, 210 meters away

Mestsky hrad, Zamocke namestie

D: Geographic center of Europe

by Peter Borgula, 4.3 km away

One of Geographic centres of Europe, Church of St. John                                              ...

Geographic center of Europe

E: Kremnica Mountains

by Cibula Vincent, 7.1 km away

Kremnicke Vrchy - Skalka vyhliadka 1232 m. Lyziarsky vlek a vysielac Sucha Hora. Skalka - the prospec...

Kremnica Mountains

F: Jastrabska Skala / Jastrabska Rock

by Miro Sklenar, 7.4 km away

Jastraba rock is a significant geological object on the right hand side of the road from Žiar nad Hro...

Jastrabska Skala / Jastrabska Rock

G: Klapa / Klapa Viewpoint

by Miro Sklenar, 7.6 km away

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Klapa / Klapa Viewpoint

H: Springboard Kraliky - Skokansky mostik Kraliky

by Cibula Vincent, 7.8 km away

Panorama of the impact area jump on skis - springboard Kraliky.Exhibition jumping contest Kraliky Cup...

Springboard Kraliky - Skokansky mostik Kraliky

I: Kraliky - ski resort

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 8.3 km away

Kraliky - ski resort

J: Králiky - centrum

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 9.5 km away

Králiky - centrum

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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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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