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Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Amalienborg is the monarch’s winter residence. The Amalienborg complex consists of four palaces, planned around an octagonal courtyard, in the centre of which stands the French sculptor J.F.J. Saly’s equestrian statue of Frederik V, the founder of Amalienborg Palace and Frederiksstaden, the surrounding district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Närliggande bilder i Copenhagen

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A: Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

av Sven Ediger, 10 meter bort

Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

B: Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

av Thomas Blanket, 10 meter bort

Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

C: Amalienborg - The Royal Palace

av Flemming V. Larsen, 30 meter bort

The Palace Amalienborg is the Royal residence in Copenhagen. It is the centerpiece of Frederiksstaden...

Amalienborg - The Royal Palace

D: Amalienborg Palace

av claudio-agostini, 50 meter bort

Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denma...

Amalienborg Palace

E: Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 140 meter bort

Amaliehaven - the Amalie Garden . is located close to the harbour, with the royal cast Amalienborg on...

Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

F: The Amalie Garden

av Flemming V. Larsen, 160 meter bort

Amaliehaven (The Amalie Garden) is one of the newest park in Copenhagen. It is situated between the r...

The Amalie Garden

G: The Marble Church

av Flemming V. Larsen, 180 meter bort

Frederiks Kirke, also known as The Marble Church is part of the Frederiksstaden, a district of Copenh...

The Marble Church

H: The Marble Church interior

av Flemming V. Larsen, 240 meter bort

Frederiks Kirke also known as The Marble Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a spa...

The Marble Church interior

I: The Marble Church

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 240 meter bort

The Marble Church (Marmorkirken in danish) is close to the queens castle Amalienborg. When you stand ...

The Marble Church

J: Copenhagen sand sculpture festival 2012

av Per Melsvik, 280 meter bort

Copenhagen sand sculpture festival 2012

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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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