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Killantringan

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A: The End of the Road

av David Rowley, 290 meter bort

The End of the Road

B: Killantringan Lighthouse

av David Rowley, 430 meter bort

MV Craigantlet was a British container ship that ran aground on 26 February 1982 at Killantringan Lig...

Killantringan Lighthouse

C: Portpatrick Mora bay

av David Rowley, 1.8 km bort

Mora bay is the landing location of the old Portpatrick to Donaghadee Submarine telegraph. On may 23r...

Portpatrick Mora bay

D: Portpatrick Cliffs

av David Rowley, 2.4 km bort

Portpatrick Cliffs

E: Portpatrick Harbour

av David Rowley, 3.0 km bort

Portpatrick, once famous as a fishing village, now it is more famous for its scenery. The village's c...

Portpatrick Harbour

F: Portpatrick Causeway

av David Rowley, 3.1 km bort

Portpatrick Causeway

G: Portpatrick Promenade 2

av David Rowley, 3.2 km bort

Portpatrick Promenade 2

H: Portpatrick Island

av David Rowley, 3.2 km bort

Portpatrick, once famous as a fishing village, now it is more famous for its scenery. The village's c...

Portpatrick Island

I: Portpatrick Promenade1

av David Rowley, 3.2 km bort

Portpatrick, once famous as a fishing village, now it is more famous for its scenery. The village's c...

Portpatrick Promenade1

J: Portpatrick Lighthouse

av David Rowley, 3.3 km bort

Portpatrick Lighthouse

Det här panoramat togs i Scotland, 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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