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Puchov

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Výhľad z násypu na Váh z Kočkovskej strany Púchova.

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A: Football Stadium in Puchov

by Rado Marek, 320 meters away

Start of building a football stadium was in 1953. The area is the main football stadium grass playing...

Football Stadium in Puchov

B: The Evangelical church

by Rado Marek, 850 meters away

The Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Puchov was founded around 1560.  Around 1600 the majority of...

The Evangelical church

C: Municipal Office of Puchov

by Rado Marek, 960 meters away

Municipal Office of Puchov

D: Puchov - pedestrian zone

by Rado Marek, 960 meters away

Puchov - pedestrian zone

E: Puchov - Moravska street

by Rado Marek, 970 meters away

Puchov - Moravska street

F: Puchov - Pedestrian zone

by Rado Marek, 1.1 km away

Puchov - Pedestrian zone

G: Bridge in Strezenice

by Rado Marek, 1.1 km away

Bridge in Strezenice

H: Roman Catholic Church

by Rado Marek, 1.1 km away

Roman Catholic Church

I: Puchov - Marczibányi Garden

by Rado Marek, 1.1 km away

Puchov - Marczibányi Garden

J: Liberty Square Púchov

by Rado Marek, 1.2 km away

Liberty Square Púchov

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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