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A: Skauge summerhome2

di Tor Erik Schrøder, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Skauge summerhome

Skauge summerhome2

B: Klappane skijumping hill

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 170 metri di distanza

Klappane skijumping hill was originally buildt in 1877 and had its first race on february 25 1877. It...

Klappane skijumping hill

C: Ravndalen park

di Bjørn K Nilssen, 580 metri di distanza

From Ravndalen park (Ravens valley) in Kristiansand

Ravndalen park

D: Cafe Generalen

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 600 metri di distanza

Raven Valley is a park in Kristiansand is located in the Grim, specifically at the head of the Grim M...

Cafe Generalen

E: Grimsbekken (Grims stream)

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 650 metri di distanza

Grimsbekken is an water stream that runs threw the local area Grim in Kristiansand. It used to run fr...

Grimsbekken (Grims stream)

F: Ravndalen

di Bjørn K Nilssen, 670 metri di distanza

Ravndalen (Ravens valley) is a nice park a few kms North of Kristiansand. This is shortly after a hea...

Ravndalen

G: Sound of Happiness festival 2011

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 750 metri di distanza

Sound of Happiness festival 2011, more then 25 acts and artists this year in a splendid weather. Band...

Sound of Happiness festival 2011

H: Sound of Happiness festival 2011

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 760 metri di distanza

Sound of Happiness festival 2011, more then 25 acts and artists this year in a splendid weather. Band...

Sound of Happiness festival 2011

J: Stampa winter 02

di Tor Erik Schrøder, 1.4 km di distanza

3 Stampe is a small lake just a couple of hundred meters from the city heart of Kristiansand located ...

Stampa winter 02

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Norway, 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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