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Nearby images in Poland


A: Gryfice stawek w parku poland

by Jacek Miąsek, 250 meters away

Park Gryficki In the area of Gryfice the Battle of Niekładź took plcace in 1121, in which Polish rule...

Gryfice stawek w parku poland

B: Hala Widowiskowo sportowa GryfArena

by Jacek Miąsek, 470 meters away

Hala Widowiskowo sportowa GryfArena

C: Zdjęcie z mostu prowadzącego do Cukrowni Gryfice

by Jacek Miąsek, 1.2 km away

Zdjęcie zrobione zimą 2013roku na mostku prowadzącym do byłęj cukrowni Gryfice, mostek składa się z d...

Zdjęcie z mostu prowadzącego do Cukrowni Gryfice

E: Kościół Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa w Brojach

by Jacek Miąsek, 11.6 km away

Kościół parafialny pw. Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa datuje się na 2. połowę XV w. Został wzniesion...

Kościół Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa w Brojach

F: Wiatraki

by Jacek Miąsek, 16.9 km away


H: Sandra: The Garden

by Adam Ciarcinski, 21.2 km away

Sandra: The Garden

I: Sandra: The Pond

by Adam Ciarcinski, 21.2 km away

Sandra: The Pond

J: Green House, Niechorze 2014

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 21.7 km away

Green House, Niechorze 2014

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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