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Rundetårn

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A: Copenhagen The Round Tower

by Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Wikipedia : "The Rundetårn (English: Round Tower) is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhag...

Copenhagen The Round Tower

B: København Strøget

by Willy Kaemena, 360 meters away

Copenhagen "Strøget"  the first pedestrian shopping street in Copenhagen. Read more about in Wikipedia

København Strøget

C:

by Karl Heinz Eisele, 370 meters away

D: COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 370 meters away

COP15 is more than a climate conference, with summit, demonstrations and so on. You will find manu ev...

COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

E: Rosenborg Park

by Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 390 meters away

Rosenborg Park

F: Gammeltorv in Copenhagen

by Bengt, 430 meters away

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen as the old song goes:

Gammeltorv in Copenhagen

G: Kongens Have

by Christian Obel, 440 meters away

Kongens Have

H: Rosenborg Castle

by Christian Obel, 470 meters away

Rosenborg Castle

I: Nikolaj Plads

by Flemming V. Larsen, 470 meters away

Nikolaj Plads

J: Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

by Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 480 meters away

Despite the name, the Nikolaj Church have never been used as a church, but at times a library - now h...

Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

This panorama was taken in Copenhagen, 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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