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Medieval Castle Ruin

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Närliggande bilder i Sweden

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A: The old railway bridge at Piksborg

av Christian Obel, 350 meter bort

The old railway bridge at Piksborg

B: Timber storage near Byholma

av Christian Obel, 2.8 km bort

Timber storage near Byholma

C: Bolmens hamn

av Fredrik Skog, 4.2 km bort

Port of Bolmen just outside Ljungby. Bolmen is also the name of the lake and the lake is 10th biggest...

Bolmens hamn

D: Torpa kyrka

av Fredrik Skog, 9.3 km bort

The chruch in Torpa was built 1864. Most likley it replaced an older chruch from the 1200s.

Torpa kyrka

E: Swedish Farm

av Christian Obel, 12.0 km bort

Swedish Farm

F: Vrå Kyrka

av Christian Obel, 13.5 km bort

Vrå Kyrka

H: Kånna kyrka

av Fredrik Skog, 15.2 km bort

Beautiful road up to Kånna church in Sweden in the autumn. The church is built between 1100-1200. It'...

Kånna kyrka

I: Ny busstation påbörjad i Ljungby

av Fredrik Skog, 18.0 km bort

Work of a new bus station in Ljungby has just begun (2014-03-31). After many years of discussion the ...

Ny busstation påbörjad i Ljungby

J: Hunsberg, Lidhult, Sweden

av Christian Obel, 18.1 km bort

Hunsberg, Lidhult, Sweden

Det här panoramat togs i Sweden, 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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