Sudety Końskie łby-Riesengebirge
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Sudety Końskie łby-Riesengebirge

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Nearby images in Poland


A: Szrenica Końskie łby

by Marian Wozny, less than 10 meters away

Wikipedia:szrenica końskie łby

Szrenica Końskie łby

B: Szrenica Sudety

by Marian Wozny, 570 meters away


Szrenica Sudety

C: Szrenica Szklarska Poręba

by Marian Wozny, 600 meters away


Szrenica Szklarska Poręba

F: 20120816 Labe springs

by Jiri Syrovatko, 2.8 km away

Prameny Labe in Giant Mountains (Krkonose). Made by my Nokia 700 after my training uphill run from Mi...

20120816 Labe springs

G: River Elbe spring in Giant Mountains

by Libor Fettr, 2.9 km away

The symbolic source of the river Labe in Giant Mountains. Approximately at the height of 1387 m asl n...

River Elbe spring in Giant Mountains

H: Rzeka Kamienna w Szklarskiej Porebie

by maciek mucha, 3.3 km away

Rzeka Kamienna w Szklarskiej Porebie

I: Szklarska Poreba, under a rock

by maciek mucha, 3.4 km away

Szklarska Poreba, under a rock

J: 20120816 Snezne jamy a Velky Sisak

by Jiri Syrovatko, 3.8 km away

Snezne jamy a Velky Sisak (Wielki Szyszak). Made by my Nokia 700, as I was on another training run, s...

20120816 Snezne jamy a Velky Sisak

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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