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A: Ventas Rumba in spring, Kuldiga, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 110 hier vandaan

About Ventas Rumba - Venta Rapid (Latvian: Ventas rumba) is a rapid on the Venta River in Kuldīga, La...

Ventas Rumba in spring, Kuldiga, Latvia

B: Ventas Rumba - the widest waterfall in Europe

door Vil Muhametshin, 170 hier vandaan

Check out this virtual tour also - http://virtuallatvia.lv/Tours/Kurzeme/Kuldiga/VentasRumba/flash/Ve...

Ventas Rumba - the widest waterfall in Europe

C: View over the Ventas Rumba from the Old Bridge in Kuldiga, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 180 hier vandaan

Check out this virtual tour also - http://virtuallatvia.lv/Tours/Kurzeme/Kuldiga/VentasRumba/flash/Ve...

View over the Ventas Rumba from the Old Bridge in Kuldiga, Latvia

D: The old bridge in Kuldiga, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 300 hier vandaan

This old brick bridge across the Venta is built in 1874 and it's one of the longest its type in Europe.

The old bridge in Kuldiga, Latvia

E: Alekšupīte

door Jonas Nosalis, 340 hier vandaan

Alekšupīte

F: Kuldiga

door Jonas Nosalis, 380 hier vandaan

Kuldiga

G: Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas)

door Aleksandr Galiullin, 29.6 hier vandaan

The lake has several islands, the largest three being Viskužu Island (309.2 ha) (the largest in Latvi...

Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas)

H: Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas 3).

door Aleksandr Galiullin, 31.7 hier vandaan

The lake has several islands, the largest three being Viskužu Island (309.2 ha) (the largest in Latvi...

Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas 3).

I: Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia.

door Aleksandr Galiullin, 31.8 hier vandaan

The lake has several islands, the largest three being Viskužu Island (309.2 ha) (the largest in Latvi...

Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia.

J: Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas 2)

door Aleksandr Galiullin, 31.8 hier vandaan

The lake has several islands, the largest three being Viskužu Island (309.2 ha) (the largest in Latvi...

Usma lake in the Ventspils region, Latvia. (Mežmalas 2)

Dit panorama is genomen in Latvia, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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