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Valea Cetatii

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A: Romania, Râșnov, Cetatea Râșnov

by Thomas Blanket, 2.0 km away

Râșnov Citadel

Romania, Râșnov, Cetatea Râșnov

B: Rasnov Peasant Citadel

by Alex Serban, 2.0 km away

Rasnov Peasant Citadel

Rasnov Peasant Citadel

C: Rasnov Citadel Backyard

by Adrian Avram, 2.0 km away

Rasnov Citadel was built around the year 1215 by the Teutonic Knights and it was mentioned for the fi...

Rasnov Citadel Backyard

D: Rasnov Citadel Balcony View

by Adrian Avram, 2.1 km away

The best view you can have it in Rasnov Citadel is here, on the balcony. You can see a couple of mile...

Rasnov Citadel Balcony View

E: Rasnov Citadel Ro Adventure Summer Camp

by Adrian Avram, 2.1 km away

Rasnov Citadel is located at about 15 km from the city of Braşov and about the same distance from Bra...

Rasnov Citadel Ro Adventure Summer Camp

F: Inside the Rasnov Fortress near Brasov

by Michael Pop, 2.1 km away

Inside the Rasnov Fortress near Brasov

G: The fortress Rasnov near Brasov

by Michael Pop, 2.2 km away

The fortress Rasnov near Brasov

H: Casa Rasnoveana Pension in Rasnov

by Michael Pop, 2.2 km away

Casa Rasnoveana Pension in Rasnov

I: Rasnov Citadel (Cetatea Râșnov)

by Liviu-George Dumitru, 2.8 km away

Rasnov Citadel (Cetatea Râșnov)

J: Poiana Brasov | Funicular

by Laurentiu Rusu, 4.4 km away

Poiana Brasov SKI Resort

Poiana Brasov | Funicular

This panorama was taken in Romania, 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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