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Venlo

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A: Stadhuis Venlo

by Nick van Flunen, 90 meters away

Das im Stile der Renaissance gebaute Stadhuis steht freistehend auf dem Rathausplatz.

Stadhuis Venlo

B: De Weerdsprong brug Venlo

by Nick van Flunen, 280 meters away

Radfahrer- und Fußgängerbrücke im Stadthafen von Venlo.

De Weerdsprong brug Venlo

C: Marktplatz Venlo

by Nick van Flunen, 310 meters away

Der Marktplatz von Venlo.

Marktplatz Venlo

D: Fliegerhorst Climbing wall in WWII military airport tower

by C360.NL - Henri Smeets, 2.2 km away

Climbingwall on an WWII military airport controltower.

Fliegerhorst Climbing wall in WWII military airport tower

E: Floriade 2012

by Henk Keijzer, 4.9 km away

Floriade 2012 in Venlo

Floriade 2012

F: Schloss Krickenbeck

by Nick van Flunen, 6.5 km away

Das Schloss Krickenbeck wurde im 12. Jahrhundert erstmals urkundlich erwähnt. Immer wieder wurde es t...

Schloss Krickenbeck

G: KrickenbeckerSee1

by Nick van Flunen, 6.7 km away

On a sunny winter day, a fisherman near Castle Krickenbeck stands for hours in the cold water of the ...

KrickenbeckerSee1

H: Anleger am Krickenbecker See - Hinsbecker Bruch

by Nick van Flunen, 6.7 km away

Ein sonniger Wintertag; die idyllische Landschaft an den Krickenbecker Seen lädt zum Spazierengehen e...

Anleger am Krickenbecker See - Hinsbecker Bruch

I: Nature preservation farm - Naturschutzhof Nettetal

by Henk Keijzer, 7.5 km away

Naturschutzhof Nettetal (http://www.nabu-krefeld-viersen.de)

Nature preservation farm - Naturschutzhof Nettetal

J: Nature preservation farm - Naturschutzhof Nettetal

by Henk Keijzer, 7.5 km away

Nature preservation farm - Naturschutzhof Nettetal

Nature preservation farm - Naturschutzhof Nettetal

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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