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Statue "Saint George's Fight with a Dragon" in Tori

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A: PortArtur, Pärnu

door Jason Ng, 21.0 hier vandaan

PortArtur, Pärnu

B: Pärnu ( Estonia )

door Jason Ng, 22.1 hier vandaan

Fine white sand, lovely beach, lots of activities around.

Pärnu ( Estonia )

C: Tolkuse bog

door Rainer Ots, 41.9 hier vandaan

Tolkuse bog lies in south-western Estonia next to the Rannametsa dunes (highest in Estonia  - approxi...

Tolkuse bog

E: Track and field stadion in Viljandi

door Sven Luks, 48.1 hier vandaan

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Track and field stadion in Viljandi

F: test

door Per Jacob Blut, 50.5 hier vandaan

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test

G: Sferano 092. Rapla Octo

door sferano, 57.2 hier vandaan

Estonia, Rapla, Octagonal building (RAPLA KEK-i TEHNOTALITUSTE HOONE). Construction during the 70th. ...

Sferano 092. Rapla Octo

H: Sferano 100. Inside Rapla Octo

door sferano, 57.3 hier vandaan

Estonia, Rapla, Octagonal building (RAPLA KEK-i TEHNOTALITUSTE HOONE). Construction during the 70th. ...

Sferano 100. Inside Rapla Octo

I: Old windmill ruins

door Avo Kiisk, 61.0 hier vandaan

Old windmill ruins

J: Culture house in Lihula

door Avo Kiisk, 61.1 hier vandaan

Culture house in Lihula

Dit panorama is genomen in Estonia, 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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