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A: Locatie Metamorphosa #1

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 1.7 km away

Locatie Metamorphosa #1

Locatie Metamorphosa #1

B: Old Church of Oosterbeek

by Coos Dam, 1.9 km away

This little old church in Oosterbeek is one of the oldest churches in The Netherlands, records of it ...

Old Church of Oosterbeek

C: Warnsborn

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 2.2 km away

Warnsborn

D: Warnsborn

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 2.2 km away

Warnsborn

E: UCI supercross BMX worldcup 2013 papendal

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 2.6 km away

UCI supercross BMX worldcup 2013 papendal

UCI supercross BMX worldcup 2013 papendal

F: Amsterdamseweg107 Arnhem

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 3.1 km away

Amsterdamseweg107 Arnhem

G: Park Zypendaal

by Coos Dam, 3.1 km away

The Zypendaal Castle or Zypendaal House is located in the heart of Park Zypendaal in the northern par...

Park Zypendaal

H: Lounge of healthclub Heijenoord

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 3.1 km away

Lounge of healthclub Heijenoord

I: Under the Waterfall

by Coos Dam, 3.4 km away

Corridor under a small waterfall in Sonsbeek Park.

Under the Waterfall

J: Brasserie de Boerderij

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 3.5 km away

Brasserie de Boerderij

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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