Zürich by night
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Zürich by night

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Närliggande bilder i Switzerland


A: Auf der Brücke

av Markus Lissner, 20 meter bort

Auf der Brücke

B: Uraniastrasse

av Markus Lissner, 90 meter bort


C: Switzerland Zurich Park Urania beim Lindenhof

av Markus Kaeppeli, 110 meter bort

Switzerland Zurich Park Urania beim Lindenhof

D: Heir-Steg Walkway By Night

av Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 140 meter bort

A night view of the Heiri-Steg walkway along the Limmat river in the old town of Zurich.

Heir-Steg Walkway By Night

E: Lindenhof Nord

av Rico Riedi, 170 meter bort

Lindenhof Nord

F: Lindenhof Schach

av Rico Riedi, 180 meter bort

Lindenhof Schach

G: Zürich - view from Lindenhof

av Martin Gygax, 180 meter bort

Zürich - view from Lindenhof

H: Lindenhof

av Fritz Dallenbach, 180 meter bort


I: An der Schipfe

av Fritz Dallenbach, 180 meter bort

An der Schipfe

J: Zürich - Brunnen am Lindenhof

av Martin Gygax, 190 meter bort

Zürich - Brunnen am Lindenhof

Det här panoramat togs i Switzerland, 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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