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A: In Weissfluhjoch 2663 m

by Isabel Marques, 90 meters away

This panorama was taken in Parsenn mountains near the Weissfluhjoch slopes at 2663m in Davos, Graubun...

In Weissfluhjoch 2663 m

B: Davos View from Höhenweg 2219 m

by Isabel Marques, 1.9 km away

Davos is a large city located in Landwasser Valley in the Canton of Graubunden, Switzerland. Davos is...

Davos View from Höhenweg 2219 m

C: Sculptures near the Lake

by Isabel Marques, 3.6 km away

Panorama photographed close to the Davos Lake, which locates at an altitude of 1560 m in the city of ...

Sculptures near the Lake

D: Davos in Snow Fall

by Isabel Marques, 3.6 km away

Davos is a large city located in Landwasser Valley in the Canton of Graubunden, Switzerland. Davos is...

Davos in Snow Fall

E: Davos

by Isabel Marques, 3.6 km away

Davos is a large city located in Landwasser Valley in the Canton of Graubunden, Switzerland. Davos is...

Davos

F: Davos Teich Skulptur

by Rico Riedi, 3.7 km away

Davos Teich Skulptur

G: In Rixos Parking

by Isabel Marques, 3.7 km away

This place is located in Bahnhofstrasse close to Davos Dorf's train station, in the Canton of Graubun...

In Rixos Parking

H: Davos See Promenade

by Rico Riedi, 3.7 km away

Davos See Promenade

I: Our group at Davos

by Hans-Dieter Teschner, 3.7 km away

Our group at Davos

J: Our group at Davos with more people

by Hans-Dieter Teschner, 3.7 km away

As our little group was too small to fill the circle we took some additional persons

Our group at Davos with more people

This panorama was taken in Grisons, 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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