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Buchs Katholische Kirche

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Switzerland

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A: Buchs flaniert - Autofreie Bahnhofstrasse

di Marc Gruber, 100 metri di distanza

Buchs flaniert - Autofreie Bahnhofstrasse

B: Jahrmarkt

di Marc Gruber, 460 metri di distanza

Jahrmarkt

C: Werdenbergsee

di Marc Gruber, 490 metri di distanza

Werdenbergsee

D: Werdenberg See

di Thomas Schwarz, 530 metri di distanza

Werdenberg See

E: Buchs Kappellistrasse

di Thomas Schwarz, 560 metri di distanza

Buchs Kappellistrasse

F: Werdenberg Fachwerk 1

di Thomas Schwarz, 630 metri di distanza

Werdenberg Fachwerk 1

G: Werdenberg Fachwerk

di Thomas Schwarz, 660 metri di distanza

Werdenberg Fachwerk

H: Werdenberg Schloss 1

di Thomas Schwarz, 690 metri di distanza

Werdenberg Schloss 1

I: Werdenberg Castle

di Bernhard Ehrminger, 710 metri di distanza

Werdenberg Castle

J: Werdenberg Schloss 2

di Thomas Schwarz, 730 metri di distanza

Werdenberg Schloss 2

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Switzerland, 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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