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Närliggande bilder i Iceland


A: Svartifoss

av Marek Koszorek, 20 meter bort


B: Iceland - Svartifoss

av Henry Graffmann, 30 meter bort

The Svartifoss Waterfall is surrounded by dark basalt columns, which gives it a unique atmosphere. It...

Iceland - Svartifoss

C: Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park

av Jakub Hruska, 30 meter bort

The name Svartifoss (meaning Black Waterfall) is obvious, but the black basalt columns that flank the...

Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park

D: Svartifoss

av Christian Obel, 200 meter bort


E: Camping in Skaftafell

av Christian Obel, 1.2 km bort

Camping in Skaftafell

F: Skaftafellsjökull

av Christian Obel, 1.9 km bort


G: Skatafell National Park

av Marek Koszorek, 2.1 km bort

Skatafell National Park is the biggest national park in Europe, main reason for this park is third bi...

Skatafell National Park

H: Skatafell

av Marek Koszorek, 3.0 km bort


I: Svínafellsjökull glacier margin 2010

av Nicholas Midgley, 4.9 km bort

Svínafellsjökull glacier margin 2010

J: Svínafellsjökull glacier margin 2007

av Nicholas Midgley, 5.0 km bort

Svínafellsjökull glacier margin 2007

Det här panoramat togs i Iceland, 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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