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Ruta de pequeño recorrido PR-S28 de la Comunidad Cántabra. Ésta y otras rutas en www.CantabrU.com

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A: PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 1.5 km away

PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

B: PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 2.4 km away

PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

C: PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 2.8 km away

PR-S28 Ruta Barrios Penagos :: www.CantabrU.com

D: Iglesia de San Jorge en Penagos

by 2k10, 4.2 km away

La iglesia de San Jorge se encuentra en Penagos, y se contruyó entre 1585-1589. Fue declarada Bien de...

Iglesia de San Jorge en Penagos

E: Iglesia de San Andrés en Argomilla

by 2k10, 5.5 km away

Situada en un alto frente a Argomilla, junto al palacio de Ceballos el Caballero, se encuentra la igl...

Iglesia de San Andrés en Argomilla

F: Iglesia de San Lorenzo en Llerana

by 2k10, 5.6 km away

Panorama de la Iglesia de San Lorenzo, en Llerana, comarca de los Valles Pasiegos (Cantabria). Se des...

Iglesia de San Lorenzo en Llerana

G: Parque de Cabarceno

by Carlos Bacelo, 6.2 km away

Parque de Cabarceno

H: Lierganes

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 6.4 km away

Lierganes

I: Lierganes - Cantabria

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 6.4 km away

Lierganes - Cantabria

J: Lierganes

by 2k10, 6.5 km away

Atardecer desde Liérganes, Cantabria. Panorama realizado en el Paseo del Hombre Pez, junto al río Mie...

Lierganes

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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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