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Imagini apropiate de Portugal

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A: jardim-evora

de Antonio Cabral, la distanta de 140 metri

jardim-evora

B: Almendres Cromlech

de Adelino Chapa, la 13.3 km distanta

The megalithic site o Almendres, one of the earliest public monuments of humanity, constitues the gre...

Almendres Cromlech

C: Medieval Kiln

de Adelino Chapa, la 28.0 km distanta

An old oven in the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo, a small town near of Évora, in Alentejo, Portugal.

Medieval Kiln

D: Castle of Montemor-o-Novo

de Adelino Chapa, la 28.0 km distanta

Ruins in the castle of Montemor-o-novo, small town near Évora.

Castle of Montemor-o-Novo

E: Sacristy

de Adelino Chapa, la 28.2 km distanta

Sacristy of a church that collapsed during the earthquake of 1755, in the castle of Montemor-o-novo

Sacristy

F: Church (II)

de Adelino Chapa, la 28.2 km distanta

Another panorama in the castle of Montemor-o-Novo. Inside the altar of a churche which collapsed duri...

Church (II)

G: Church

de Adelino Chapa, la 28.2 km distanta

What remains of one magnificent churche which collapsed during the earthquake of 1755, in the castle ...

Church

H: Alvito - Portugal

de Luis F M Pontes, la 35.4 km distanta

The center of the village of Alvito in northern Alentejo, in Portugal, just a few kilometers from Évora.

Alvito - Portugal

I: Estremoz Castle

de Adelino Chapa, la 41.0 km distanta

 As muralhas medievais de Estremoz, foram mandadas construir pelo Rei D.Afonso III em 1261. Esta é a ...

Estremoz Castle

J: Gate

de Willy Kaemena, la 42.3 km distanta

Main gate of the mansion at the lake. See more HERE

Gate

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Portugal, Europe

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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