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Panoramic photo by Tor Erik Schrøder PRO EXPERT Taken 10:48, 03/06/2011 - Views loading...

Skauge summerhome2

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A: Skauge summerhome1

by Tor Erik Schrøder, less than 10 meters away

Skauge summerhome1

Skauge summerhome1

B: Klappane skijumping hill

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 170 meters away

Klappane skijumping hill was originally buildt in 1877 and had its first race on february 25 1877. It...

Klappane skijumping hill

C: Ravndalen park

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 580 meters away

From Ravndalen park (Ravens valley) in Kristiansand

Ravndalen park

D: Cafe Generalen

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 600 meters away

Raven Valley is a park in Kristiansand is located in the Grim, specifically at the head of the Grim M...

Cafe Generalen

E: Grimsbekken (Grims stream)

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 650 meters away

Grimsbekken is an water stream that runs threw the local area Grim in Kristiansand. It used to run fr...

Grimsbekken (Grims stream)

F: Ravndalen

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 670 meters away

Ravndalen (Ravens valley) is a nice park a few kms North of Kristiansand. This is shortly after a hea...

Ravndalen

G: Sound of Happiness festival 2011

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 750 meters away

Sound of Happiness festival 2011, more then 25 acts and artists this year in a splendid weather. Band...

Sound of Happiness festival 2011

H: Sound of Happiness festival 2011

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 760 meters away

Sound of Happiness festival 2011, more then 25 acts and artists this year in a splendid weather. Band...

Sound of Happiness festival 2011

J: Stampa winter 02

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 1.4 km away

3 Stampe is a small lake just a couple of hundred meters from the city heart of Kristiansand located ...

Stampa winter 02

This panorama was taken in Norway, 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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