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A: Zakopane kościół

by Maciej G. Szling, 700 meters away

Zakopane kościół

B: Zakopane Kościół

by Maciej G. Szling, 710 meters away

Zakopane Kościół

C: Polska Zakopane

by Maciej G. Szling, 870 meters away

Polska Zakopane

D: Holy Family Church,Zakopane

by Sandor Veress, 890 meters away

Holy Family Church [Kościół Najświętszej Rodziny] Part financed by the spiritual founder of Zakopane,...

Holy Family Church,Zakopane

E: Pomnik Tytusa Chałubińskiego

by Maciej G. Szling, 990 meters away

Pomnik Tytusa Chałubińskiego

F: Zakopane kościół na Pęksowym Brzyzku

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.0 km away

Zakopane kościół na Pęksowym Brzyzku

G: Zakopane cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.0 km away

Zakopane  cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku

H: Zakopane cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.0 km away

Zakopane cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku

I: St. Mary of Częstochowa Church, Zakopane

by Sandor Veress, 1.0 km away

St. Mary of Częstochowa Church [Kościół Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej] Built between 1847 and 1851 at...

St. Mary of Częstochowa Church, Zakopane

J: Zakopane kościół na Pęksowym Brzyzku

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.0 km away

Zakopane kościół na Pęksowym Brzyzku

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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