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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Netherlands


A: going to Avenhorn

di Emile Duijker, 600 metri di distanza

going to Avenhorn

B: windmill in schermerhorn

di Emile Duijker, 4.5 km di distanza

windmill in schermerhorn

C: Westerdijk in Hoorn

di Emile Duijker, 5.1 km di distanza

Westerdijk in Hoorn

D: westerdijk in Hoorn

di Emile Duijker, 5.2 km di distanza

westerdijk in Hoorn

E: windmills in schermer

di Emile Duijker, 5.2 km di distanza

The windmills in the Schermer are authentic watermills dating from the 17th century. These mills toge...

windmills in schermer

F: strijkmolens in Rustenburg

di Emile Duijker, 5.8 km di distanza

strijkmolens in Rustenburg

G: Grote waal in Hoorn

di Emile Duijker, 6.9 km di distanza

This residental area is called Grote Waal (large Walloon). This large Walloon has in the past arisen ...

Grote waal in Hoorn

H: Warder-the-Netherlands

di Emile Duijker, 7.1 km di distanza


I: westerdijk in Hoorn

di Emile Duijker, 7.4 km di distanza

westerdijk in Hoorn

J: Farm in Schermer

di Emile Duijker, 7.6 km di distanza

Farm in Schermer

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Netherlands, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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