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Hellesylt Waterfall

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Hellesylt is a small village in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjord, which is a branch of the Storfjord, and which the more famous Geirangerfjord in turn branches off nearby. The 0.5-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2009) around 260, but if you count the valleys surrounding, the number is about 600.[1]

In the summertime, thousands of tourists travel through or stay in Hellesylt each day. Most of them take the ferry to Geiranger, which in high season runs every one and a half hours. The village is surrounded by mountains and valleys. The standard of living is said to be one of the best in Norway. The Sunnylven church is located in Hellesylt.

Hellesylt is under constant threat from the mountain Åkerneset, which is about to erode into the Sunnylvsfjord. A collapse could cause a tsunami destroying most of downtown Hellesylt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellesylt

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A: Hellesylt Harbour, Hellesylt, Norway

av Jedsada Puangsaichai, 130 meter bort

Hellesylt Harbour, Norway.  Starting point to take the ferry cruise from Hellesylt to Geiranger to se...

Hellesylt Harbour, Hellesylt, Norway

B: Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord, Norway

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Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord, Norway

C: the geiranger fjord

av Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 4.9 km bort

the geiranger fjord

D: the estuary of the geirangerfjord into the storfjord

av Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 5.0 km bort

the estuary of the geirangerfjord into the storfjord

E: the Sunnylvsfjord and the Geirangerfjord

av Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 5.6 km bort

the Sunnylvsfjord and  the Geirangerfjord

F: On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

av Henk Keijzer, 10.2 km bort

On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

H: View from the Ørnevegen into the Geiranger fjord

av Henk Keijzer, 16.1 km bort

View from the Ørnevegen (Eagle road) into the Geiranger fjord

View from the Ørnevegen into the Geiranger fjord

I: view point on the eagle road at the Geirangerfjord

av Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 16.1 km bort

view point on the eagle road at the Geirangerfjord

J: Geiranger Fjord, Eagle road View Point, Norway

av Jedsada Puangsaichai, 16.1 km bort

The Geiranger Fjord, Norway is perhaps the world's most famous fjord and it is certainly one of the m...

Geiranger Fjord, Eagle road View Point, Norway

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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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