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Top of the nature trail

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A: By Gazarka

by Dusan Skrabak, 30 meters away

By Gazarka

B: Gazarka

by Dusan Skrabak, 240 meters away

Gazarka

C: Šaštín Stráže. Bazilika.

by Cibula Vincent, 880 meters away

Bazilika minor ( z roku 1736)  Panny Márie Sedembolestnej. Pútnícke miesto. Basilica minor (from 1736...

Šaštín Stráže. Bazilika.

D: Bazilika Šaštín Stráže.

by Cibula Vincent, 920 meters away

Bazilika Panny Márie Sedembolestnej a Gymnázium Dona Boscu. Pútnícke miesto. Basilica Our Lady of Sor...

Bazilika Šaštín Stráže.

E: Pole pri letisku

by Lukáš Zburín, 13.9 km away

Pole pri letisku

F: Trojmezi Morava Dyje

by Pavel Flora, 14.6 km away

Trojmezi Morava Dyje

G: Kopcany - center

by Dusan Skrabak, 17.5 km away

Reconstructed in the village square Kopčany.

Kopcany  - center

H: Námestie s predajom spragle - chrestu

by Dusan Skrabak, 17.6 km away

Námestie s predajom spragle - chrestu

I: Church of the Virgin Mary

by Dusan Skrabak, 17.9 km away

Velke Levare already had the church in 1397. He stood at the highest point of the village. References...

Church of the Virgin Mary

J: Amphitheatre in Habany

by Dusan Skrabak, 17.9 km away

A newly built amphitheater before Hutterite Museum in Velké Leváre. Every year the festivities are he...

Amphitheatre in Habany

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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