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A: bird watching

by Kyrre Andersen, 240 meters away

bird watching

B: Swimming pools in Alcudia, Mallorca

by Mahmood Hamidi, 1.9 km away

Mallorca (also known in english as Majorca), known as one of the most beautiful and exotic spanish is...

Swimming pools in Alcudia, Mallorca

C: Alcudia Beach Day

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.0 km away

Mallorca (also known in english as Majorca), known as one of the most beautiful and exotic spanish is...

Alcudia Beach Day

D: Alcudia beach at Dawn

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.0 km away

Mallorca (also known in english as Majorca), known as one of the most beautiful and exotic spanish is...

Alcudia beach at Dawn

E: Playa de Muro, Alcudia, Mallorca

by Michael Pop, 2.1 km away

Playa de Muro, Alcudia, Mallorca

F: Eden Alcudia Apartments Restaurant

by Carlos Chegado, 2.2 km away

Enjoy a complete and delicious breakfast buffet in Restaurant. The Eden Alcudia Apartments are situat...

Eden Alcudia Apartments Restaurant

G: Eden Alcudia Apartments Bar

by Carlos Chegado, 2.2 km away

Enjoy a conversation, relax and take a drink in the Bar. The Eden Alcudia Apartments are situated in ...

Eden Alcudia Apartments Bar

H: Eden Alcudia Apartments Reception

by Carlos Chegado, 2.2 km away

Eden Alcudia Apartments Reception. The Eden Alcudia Apartments are situated in the Bay of Alcudia, on...

Eden Alcudia Apartments Reception

I: Eden Alcudia Apartments Restaurant Buffet

by Carlos Chegado, 2.2 km away

A large and pleasant room where you enjoy a complete and delicious Breakfast Buffet. The Eden Alcudia...

Eden Alcudia Apartments Restaurant Buffet

J: Eden Alcudia Apartments

by Carlos Chegado, 2.2 km away

Eden Alcudia Apartments. The Eden Alcudia Apartments are situated in the Bay of Alcudia, only 50 metr...

Eden Alcudia Apartments

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, 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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