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A: Konel Sedi V Raji Na Skale

de michalpetrilak, la 7.3 km distanta

Konel Sedi V Raji Na Skale

B: Kornel Ako Jaster Na Dreveniku

de michalpetrilak, la 7.3 km distanta

Kornel Ako Jaster Na Dreveniku

C: Spissky hrad castle - lower courtyard

de Adam Czapla, la 8.5 km distanta

Spissky hrad castle - lower courtyard

D: Spis Castle

de Martin Berta, la 8.5 km distanta

The ruins of Spis Castle (Slovak:  Spišský hrad, Hungarian:Szepesi vár, German: Zipser Burg) in easte...

Spis Castle

E: Spis Castle

de Dušan Vondra, la 8.5 km distanta

Spis Castle

F: Spissky hrad castle - lower courtyard #5

de Adam Czapla, la 8.5 km distanta

Spissky hrad castle - lower courtyard #5

G: kukura wwwspisskyhradsk spissky hrad 02

de Rudolf Kukura, la 8.6 km distanta

Spišský hrad - Dolné nádvorie v zime

kukura wwwspisskyhradsk spissky hrad 02

H: kukura wwwspisskyhradsk spissky hrad 01

de Rudolf Kukura, la 8.6 km distanta

Spišský hrad - Stredné nádvorie v zime

kukura wwwspisskyhradsk spissky hrad 01

I: Spis Castle

de Martin Berta, la 8.6 km distanta

The ruins of Spiš Castle (Slovak:  Spišský hrad, Hungarian:Szepesi vár, German: Zipser Burg) in easte...

Spis Castle

J: Spissky hrad castle - gallery

de Adam Czapla, la 8.7 km distanta

Spissky hrad castle - gallery

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Slovakia, 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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