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Imagini apropiate de Norway

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A: Pier Korshamn

de Clemens Strasser, la distanta de 250 metri

Pier Korshamn

B: island in the south of norway

de Clemens Strasser, la 1.6 km distanta

island in the south of norway

C: Lindesnes Lighthouse

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 5.2 km distanta

Lindesnes Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse on the southernmost tip of mainland Norway, the peninsul...

Lindesnes Lighthouse

D: Loshavn harbour

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 11.8 km distanta

Loshavn is a beautiful, small 19th century fishing village on the south coast of Norway. It's located...

Loshavn harbour

E: Loshavn Farsund

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 11.8 km distanta

Loshavn is a beautiful, small 19th century fishing village on the south coast of Norway. It's located...

Loshavn Farsund

F: Nordberg fort

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 25.5 km distanta

Nordberg FortNordberg Fort is located at Lista in Farsund. The fortress was built during the 2 World ...

Nordberg fort

G: Mandal from Uranienborg

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 26.6 km distanta

 Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous f...

Mandal from Uranienborg

H: Mandal town square

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 26.7 km distanta

 Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous f...

Mandal town square

I: Lista

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 26.8 km distanta

Lista is in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Farsund. Fa...

Lista

J: Mandal

de Tor Erik Schrøder, la 26.9 km distanta

 Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate. It is famous f...

Mandal

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Norway, 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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