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Greenwich observatory

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Närliggande bilder i England

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A: Greenwich

av Stefano Gelli, 20 meter bort

Greenwich

B: Greenwich

av Keir Clarke, 490 meter bort

A view of the Queen's House, Greewich Maritime Museum and the University of Greenwich in Greenwich, L...

Greenwich

C: National Maritime Museum - London

av Stefano Gelli, 500 meter bort

National Maritime Museum - London

D: Romney Road, Greenwich, London

av James Russell, 560 meter bort

Romney Road, Greenwich, London

F: University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

av David Straka, 620 meter bort

The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage ...

University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

G: Greenwich University

av Tom Mills, 660 meter bort

Greenwich University

H: Greenwich Market

av Tom Mills, 700 meter bort

Greenwich Market is a covered market in Greenwich, south east London, which specialises in antiques, ...

Greenwich Market

I: Greenwich Village

av Tom Mills, 750 meter bort

Greenwich is a town, now part of the south-eastern urban sprawl of London, England, on the south bank...

Greenwich Village

J: View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

av Tom Mills, 780 meter bort

View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

Det här panoramat togs i England, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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