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Facultad filosofía (university of Cordoba)

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A: Mozarabe Church (iglesia Mozarabe)

by Daniel Nuevo, 40 meters away

Mozarabe Church (iglesia Mozarabe)

B: andalusian Hosue in Cordoba Spain

by Mario Caviedes Castrillo, 70 meters away

andalusian Hosue in Cordoba Spain

C: synagogue in cordoba

by luis davilla, 90 meters away

synagogue in cordoba

synagogue in cordoba

D: Zoco, handicraft market Cordoba, Spain

by Mario Caviedes Castrillo, 90 meters away

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Zoco, handicraft market Cordoba, Spain

E: Zoco de Artesanos Cordoba

by Daniel Nuevo, 100 meters away

Zoco de Artesanos Cordoba

F: san bartolome chapelle in cordoba

by luis davilla, 100 meters away

san bartolome chapelle in cordoba

san bartolome chapelle in cordoba

G: san bartolome chapelle. cordoba

by luis davilla, 100 meters away

san bartolome chapelle. cordoba

san bartolome chapelle. cordoba

H: chapelle of san bartolome in cordoba

by luis davilla, 100 meters away

chapelle of san bartolome in cordoba

chapelle of san bartolome in cordoba

I: cordoba, spain

by luis davilla, 190 meters away

cordoba, spain

cordoba, spain

J: The old town area at Córdoba, Céspedes lane

by Guillem Alemany, 240 meters away

One of the small old streets placed on the ancient muslim district at Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. A ni...

The old town area at Córdoba, Céspedes lane

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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