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A: Delft - Boule d'Orange Market Tournament

di Marco den Herder, 30 metri di distanza

Delft - Boule d'Orange Market Tournament

B: Het Vermeerhuis Delft

di Mark de Graaf, 30 metri di distanza

Het Vermeerhuis Delft

C: Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

di Roberto Scavino, 40 metri di distanza

Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

D: Delft Up theNieuwe Kerk

di Mark de Graaf, 40 metri di distanza

Delft Up theNieuwe Kerk

E: Delft Grote Markt on Marketday

di Mark de Graaf, 40 metri di distanza

In Delft on The Grote Markt, every Thursday is the weekly market. On a day like this it can be really...

Delft Grote Markt on Marketday

F: Delft Grote Markt

di Mark de Graaf, 50 metri di distanza

Delft Grote Markt

G: The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, Holland

di Willem Schulte, 70 metri di distanza

The Nieuwe Kerk (new church) in Delft is built in the 15th century on the market of Delft in the cent...

The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, Holland

H: Nieuwe Kerk Praalgraf Willem van Oranje

di Mark de Graaf, 110 metri di distanza

The Nieuwe Kerk acquired its link with the House of Orange- Nassau more or less by chance. Shortly be...

Nieuwe Kerk Praalgraf Willem van Oranje

J: Delft Schaatsbaan Beestenmarkt

di Mark de Graaf, 200 metri di distanza

Delft Schaatsbaan Beestenmarkt

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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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