Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden
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Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

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Närliggande bilder i Norway

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A: Nordkapp

av Andrei Kuznetcov, 340 meter bort

NordKapp

Nordkapp

B: North Cape, The Globe monument

av Assaf Spiegler, 350 meter bort

North Cape, at 71°10'21 of latitude is referred to as the northernmost point of Europe. The Globe is ...

North Cape, The Globe monument

C: Nordcape Globe

av Stig Nordlander, 360 meter bort

Nordcape Globe

D: north cape in norwey

av luis davilla, 360 meter bort

north cape in norwey

E: Sunrise at Nordkapp

av Martin Hertel, 360 meter bort

Exceptionally lonely morning at North Cape, supposedly the northernmost point of Europe.In reality, t...

Sunrise at Nordkapp

F: Globe at the North Cape

av Henk Keijzer, 360 meter bort

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

G: North Cape, Children of the World

av Henk Keijzer, 420 meter bort

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

H: Nordkapp - Children of the World together

av Andrei Kuznetcov, 420 meter bort

Nordkapp - Children of the World together

I: Children of the Earth monument

av Stig Nordlander, 420 meter bort

In june 15:th 1988 a group of seven children from Tanzania, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Sovjet Un...

Children of the Earth monument

J: North Cape, King's View

av Henk Keijzer, 430 meter bort

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

Det här panoramat togs i Norway, 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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