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Stará Bystrica - Rínok sv. Michala Archanjela s orlojem.

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Nearby images in Slovakia


A: Astronomical Clock Old Bystrica

by Jaroslav Majer, less than 10 meters away

Old astronomical clock in the Old Bystrica district Kysuca

Astronomical Clock Old Bystrica

B: Stara Bystrica

by Mikropolis, 10 meters away

Stara Bystrica

C: Vyhliadka

by Marek Harman, 990 meters away


D: Bobovec

by Marek Harman, 1.0 km away


E: Church of St. Andrej Svorad and Benadik

by Slavomír Lapka, 2.0 km away

Radôstka je čarokrásna obec nachádzajúca sa v krásnom prostredí Kysuckej vrchoviny. Najfotografovanej...

Church of St. Andrej Svorad and Benadik

F: On the way to the Great Potok - New Bystrica

by Jaroslav Majer, 5.7 km away

On the way from the mountains to the village for a Velky Potok - Nova Bystrica, Slovakia. Beautiful v...

On the way to the Great Potok - New Bystrica

G: Nova Bystrica

by Mikropolis, 5.9 km away

Nova Bystrica


by Miroslav Olesnanik, 5.9 km away


by Miroslav Olesnanik, 5.9 km away

J: Nová Bystrica - Centrum obce - pre Kysuce.sk S. Hulita

by Stanislav Hulita, 5.9 km away

Obec Nová Bystrica - Novo zrekonštruované centrum obce. Panorámatický pohľad pre Kysuce.sk vytvoril S...

Nová Bystrica - Centrum obce - pre Kysuce.sk S. Hulita

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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