Category: maps

useless-catalanfacts:Map of medieval universities -the oldest…

useless-catalanfacts:

Map of medieval universities -the oldest universities in Europe- with name and year of foundation.

willkommen-in-germany: mapsontheweb: Share of children born out…

willkommen-in-germany:

mapsontheweb:

Share of children born out of wedlock in Europe.

Behold the extreme split between former East and West Germany, resulting from 40 years of separate systems. 

Europe’s languages in danger by newmedia newmedia – Infogram

Europe’s languages in danger by newmedia newmedia – Infogram:

Infographic: Europe’s languages in danger

The History of Europe: Every Year

The History of Europe: Every Year

maptitude1:Wine in Western Europe

maptitude1:

Wine in Western Europe

Happy Easter!Frohe Ostern!

Happy Easter!
Frohe Ostern!

mapsontheweb:Opioid use US vs Europe.

mapsontheweb:

Opioid use US vs Europe.

The twin villages of Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) and Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands)

If you haven’t heard about them before, please let me introduce you to the twin villages of Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) and Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands) and how the Dutch/Belgium border looks:

I kid you not. Bits of the Netherlands, inside of Belgium, inside of the Netherlands.

They say that
Baarle-Hertog is noted for its complicated borders with Baarle-Nassau. And that is put mildly.

If you wonder how this looks in the real life, well like that:

And these areas are indeed either in the Netherlands, or Belgium, and respective law applies. So if you run out of milk on Sunday, and your local shop is closed, as all shops in the Netherlands are on a Sunday, just cross the road and shop in the Belgium one. Just make sure you are back on the Dutch side if you feel like smoking some weed. 

Think that is silly? At one time, according to Dutch laws restaurants had to close earlier.
For some restaurants on the border this simply meant that the customers
had to move to a table on the Belgian side
.

The border even goes through buildings.

Photo Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_swala/7282488142/

For people to understand us Europeans, and why borders are not an option, one must understand our troubled past that let to places like Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau. And how we learned to make peace and live with it.

Photo Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveoleary/3374970811/

European Directive No. 91/477/EC sets minimum standards…

European Directive No. 91/477/EC sets minimum standards regarding civilian firearms acquisition and possession that EU Member States must implement into their national legal systems. The Member States are free to adopt more stringent rules, a lot of them did.

Denmark for example has some of the strictest gun ownership laws in the world. A real shithole, I tell you. [qz.com/860659/why-is-denmark-the-happiest-country-in-the-world-a-survey-asked-danes-to-define-their-top-10-values]

mapsontheweb:What Father Christmas is called in different…

mapsontheweb:

What Father Christmas is called in different European countries.