Rozenburg Maeslantkering
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Rozenburg Maeslantkering

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A: Weir Delfland

by Henk van den Berg, 700 meters away

Weir Delfland

B: Maeslantkering storm surge barrier

by Henk van den Berg, 710 meters away

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Maeslantkering storm surge barrier

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by Willem Schulte, 1.4 km away

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D: Kotug tugboats in 4th Petroleumhaven, Rotterdam

by Willem Schulte, 1.5 km away

Kotugs SD Seal and ZP Montelena with SD Stingray returning from a job, seen at their Rotterdam base, ...

Kotug tugboats in 4th Petroleumhaven, Rotterdam

E: Four Kotug tugboats in 4th Petroleumhaven, Rotterdam

by Willem Schulte, 1.5 km away

Kotugs SD Stingray, SD Seal, RT Spirit and ZP Montelena, seen at their Rotterdam base, known and sign...

Four Kotug tugboats in 4th Petroleumhaven, Rotterdam

F: Zekkenweg Hoek Van Holland

by Henk van den Berg, 2.6 km away

Zekkenweg Hoek Van Holland

G: oostvoorne stenen baken en kogeloven

by Mark de Graaf, 2.9 km away

oostvoorne stenen baken en kogeloven

H: Oostvoorne Stenen Baken Panorama

by Mark de Graaf, 3.0 km away

Oostvoorne Stenen Baken Panorama

I: Oostvoorne Stenen Baken Inside

by Mark de Graaf, 3.0 km away

Oostvoorne Stenen Baken Inside

J: The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

by Willem Schulte, 3.1 km away

The point of Rozenburg is a recreational area on the land between the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Calandk...

The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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