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Zaragoza 3

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A: Plaza del Pilar

by Atila Bezdan, less than 10 meters away

Plaza del Pilar

B: Zaragoza, Plaza del Pilar

by Atila Bezdan, 40 meters away

Zaragoza, Plaza del Pilar

C: Zaragoza Tienda Productos Tipicos

by mikelmgm, 60 meters away

Zaragoza Tienda Productos Tipicos

D: Zaragoza, Plaza de la Seo

by Atila Bezdan, 80 meters away

Zaragoza, Plaza de la Seo

E:

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 90 meters away

El Palacio de los Marqueses de Montemuzo, hoy día convertido en archivo histórico y centro cultural e...

F: Metamorphose, Miguel Mainar, Sala 1

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 100 meters away

Exposición de obras de arte del pintor aragonés Miguel Mainar, en el interior del Palacio de Montemuz...

Metamorphose, Miguel Mainar, Sala 1

G: Plaza del Pilar

by Atila Bezdan, 120 meters away

Plaza del Pilar

H: Zaragoza 2

by mikelmgm, 120 meters away

Zaragoza 2

I: Real Maestranza de Caballería

by Héctor Ceruelo, 130 meters away

The Miguel Don Lope's house is a renaissance palace located in Zaragoza (Spain)Nowadays is the headqu...

Real Maestranza de Caballería

J: Rio Ebro Zaragoza

by mikelmgm, 140 meters away

Rio Ebro Zaragoza

This panorama was taken in Saragossa, 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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