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Rathlin Marina

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A: Rathlin Walking Tour 005

by Gary Quigg, 100 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Walking Tour 005

B: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 009

by Gary Quigg, 110 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 009

C: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 010

by Gary Quigg, 120 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 010

D: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 011

by Gary Quigg, 120 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 011

E: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 014

by Gary Quigg, 300 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 014

F: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 013

by Gary Quigg, 470 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 013

G: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 017

by Gary Quigg, 500 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 017

H: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 006

by Gary Quigg, 570 meters away

Rathlin Island is a tourist destination on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. It can be reached ...

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 006

I: Rathlin Island Walking Tour 002

by Gary Quigg, 660 meters away

Rathlin Island Walking Tour 002

J: Rathlin Walking Tour 004

by Gary Quigg, 880 meters away

Rathlin Walking Tour 004

This panorama was taken in UK, 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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