Llamas de Cabrera Church of medulas
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Llamas de Cabrera Church of medulas

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Närliggande bilder i Northern Spain

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A: Romans channels of Medulas 3

av jose-ignacio-teran, 740 meter bort

Romans channels of Medulas 3

B: Romans channels of Medulas 2

av jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km bort

Romans channels of Medulas 2

C: Romans channels of Medulas 1

av jose-ignacio-teran, 1.7 km bort

Romans channels of Medulas 1

D: laundry voces in the Medulas

av jose-ignacio-teran, 9.9 km bort

laundry voces in the Medulas

E: traditional houses of voces on the medulas

av jose-ignacio-teran, 9.9 km bort

traditional houses of voces on the medulas

F: Orellan viewpoint of the medulas

av jose-ignacio-teran, 11.8 km bort

Orellan viewpoint of the medulas

G: Las Medulas, gold mine of the roman empire, humankind heritage site

av Henry Alvarez, 11.8 km bort

This was the biggest gold mine of the roman empire, providing most of its gold from the 1st to 3rd ce...

Las Medulas, gold mine of the roman empire, humankind heritage site

H: As Médulas from the way of Reirigo

av xan fernandez, 11.9 km bort

As Médulas from the way of Reirigo

I: Toral de Merayo, La Calleja 1

av Henry Alvarez, 14.3 km bort

A nice stroll from the city of Ponferrada to the little town Toral de Merayo encounters this pass wit...

Toral de Merayo, La Calleja 1

J: Watching Villages

av Pablo Cuesta, 14.8 km bort

Watching Villages

Det här panoramat togs i Northern Spain, Europe

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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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