Tatry Orla Perc Buczynowa Przelecz
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Tatry Orla Perc Buczynowa Przelecz

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Nearby images in Poland


A: Szlak na Granaty

by Maciej G. Szling, 430 meters away

Szlak na Granaty

B: Skrajny Granat (2225 m n.p.m.)

by Maciej G. Szling, 460 meters away

Skrajny Granat (2225 m n.p.m.)

C: Krzyżne 2112 m n.p.m.

by Maciej G. Szling, 510 meters away

Krzyżne 2112 m n.p.m.

D: żółty szlak na Granaty

by Maciej G. Szling, 560 meters away

żółty szlak na Granaty

E: Na szlaku

by Maciej G. Szling, 660 meters away

Na szlaku

F: Krzyżne Pass

by Zbigniew Pilip, 660 meters away

The Krzyżne Pass (2112 m)i one of the places in Polisch High Tatra Mountains, from which it is possib...

Krzyżne Pass

G: Krzyżne 2112 m n.p.m

by Maciej G. Szling, 680 meters away

Krzyżne 2112 m n.p.m

H: Granaty we mgle

by Maciej G. Szling, 820 meters away

Granaty we mgle

I: Zielony szlak

by Maciej G. Szling, 890 meters away

Zielony szlak

J: Tatry Dolina Roztoki Szlak Na Krzyzne

by Tomasz Makarewicz, 890 meters away

Tatry Dolina Roztoki Szlak Na Krzyzne

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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