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Loch Leven

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Scotland


A: Glen Coe

di Volker Uhl, 6.1 km di distanza

Glen Coe

B: Glencoe Scotland

di Geoff Mather, 6.4 km di distanza

Glencoe from the C&CC campsite and the area of a famous massacre in 1692.

Glencoe Scotland

C: Glen Coe 1

di Noel Wallace, 6.8 km di distanza

Glen Coe 1

D: Glen Coe 2

di Noel Wallace, 6.8 km di distanza

Glen Coe 2

E: Glen Nevis

di Volker Uhl, 6.9 km di distanza

Glen Nevis

F: Glen Nevis

di Volker Uhl, 6.9 km di distanza

Glen Nevis

G: Steall Falls in Glen Nevis

di Rado Marek, 6.9 km di distanza

In Glen Nevis, there are delightful walks to satisfy the low-level hiker and photographer - as altern...

Steall Falls in Glen Nevis

H: Glen Nevis

di Volker Uhl, 7.1 km di distanza

Glen Nevis

I: Glen Nevis

di Volker Uhl, 7.1 km di distanza

Glen Nevis

J: Glencoe sunset

di Tom Mills, 7.4 km di distanza

Beautiful area of Scotland, Glencoe captured at sunset in August 2014 whilst on a camping holiday wit...

Glencoe sunset

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Scotland, 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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