Xorigi Kilkis
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Xorigi Kilkis

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A: Xorigi Peak West

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 450 meters away

Xorigi Peak West

B: Aksios Bridge Near Aksioupoli

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 12.6 km away

The sun sets behind Mount Paiko when seen from this point of view. In front you can see the Aksios ri...

Aksios Bridge Near Aksioupoli

C: Kilkis Ai Giorgis

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 14.5 km away

Kilkis Ai Giorgis

D: Kilkis Playground in Snow 01

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 14.5 km away

Kilkis Playground  in Snow 01

E: Kilkis Playground in Snow 02

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 14.5 km away

Kilkis Playground in Snow 02

F: Alsos Kilkis by Night

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 14.6 km away

Alsos Kilkis by Night

G: Under The Wind Turbine

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 15.0 km away

All sensations are aroused from the rotating wind turbine blades as they turn over one's head. This p...

Under The Wind Turbine

H: Kotsantere Old Bridge Greece

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 16.4 km away

This small bridge in the forest is now abandoned and is actualy very dnagerous to cross. When i corss...

Kotsantere Old Bridge Greece

I: Kotsantere Kilkis

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 16.5 km away

Kotsantere Kilkis

J: Church Sv. Ilija, Dojran, Macedonia

by I Macedonian, 19.3 km away

Church Sv. Ilija, Dojran, Macedonia

This panorama was taken in Greece, 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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