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A: VILAFAMES-typical street

by Antonio Pradas, 100 meters away

Vilafames in a charming village in the interior of the province of Castellon. A place to stroll and e...

VILAFAMES-typical street

B: VILAFAMES-GeneralView

by Antonio Pradas, 290 meters away

Vilafames in a charming village in the interior of the province of Castellon. A place to stroll and e...


C: El monte Bartolo

by Paco Pau, 7.8 km away

El monte Bartolo

D: La Raca

by Paco Pau, 7.8 km away

La Raca

E: LES_SANTES_Cabanes_Spain

by Antonio Pradas, 7.9 km away

Ermita de Les Santes en Cabanes. otoño-2012 Hermitage Les Santes, Cabanes, automn 2012.


F: Night at the Raca

by Paco Pau, 7.9 km away

Night at the Raca

G: Cabanes Arcoromano

by Antonio Pradas, 8.2 km away

Cabanes Arcoromano

H: Desierto de las Palmas

by Paco Pau, 8.2 km away

Desierto de las Palmas

I: Old hermitage of Magdalena

by Antonio Pradas, 9.7 km away

Old castle of Arab era. After the conquest in the twelfth century the old cistern was converted a cha...

Old hermitage of Magdalena

J: Agujas de Santa Águeda

by, 9.8 km away

Agujas de Santa Águeda

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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