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Fota Castle Front

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Ireland

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A: Fota Castle back

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 20 metri di distanza

Fota Castle back

B: Fota peacock

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 290 metri di distanza

Fota peacock

C: Fota Incubation House

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 940 metri di distanza

Fota Incubation House

D: Fota CCG ostrich

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km di distanza

Fota CCG ostrich

E: Fota MK -tree

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km di distanza

Fota MK -tree

F: Fota Gift Shop

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.2 km di distanza

Fota Gift Shop

G: Fota Wildlife Park

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.2 km di distanza

Fota Wildlife Park

H: Forest with a Castle

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.5 km di distanza

Forest with a Castle

I: Litte Island Bridge

di Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.5 km di distanza

Litte Island Bridge

J: Belvelly Castle

di Rubens Cardia, 1.6 km di distanza

Belvelly Castle is a typical medieval square tower dating from the fifteenth century, located near Co...

Belvelly Castle

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Ireland, 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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