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Nearby images in Spain


A: The Church of El Salvador – Iglesia El Salvador

by Jaco Steenekamp, 80 meters away

The Church of El Salvador – Iglesia El Salvador – is a lovely building situated opposite the Balcón d...

The Church of El Salvador – Iglesia El Salvador


by mikelmgm, 110 meters away


C: Balcon de Europa

by Jaco Steenekamp, 130 meters away

The Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe – is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortr...

Balcon de Europa

D: Balcon De Europa

by Phillip Roberts, 170 meters away

Balcon De Europa


by mikelmgm, 200 meters away


F: Nerja beach

by Carsten Larsen, 250 meters away

Nerja beach, Spain

Nerja beach

G: Capistrano Playa

by Jaco Steenekamp, 960 meters away

Capistrano Playa is a complex in Nerja, Spain.

Capistrano Playa

H: Burriana Beach Nerja

by Phillip Roberts, 1.1 km away

Burriana Beach Nerja

I: San Joaquinn Sugar Mill Nerja

by Peter Hayden, 2.6 km away

Situated on the N340 heading out of Nerja towards Maro you will find the San Joaquinn Sugar Mill.Pete...

San Joaquinn Sugar Mill Nerja

J: Nerja Hill

by Jaco Steenekamp, 2.9 km away

Nerja Hill

This panorama was taken in 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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