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EUROPEa
ndYOU
EUROPEa
ndYOU
A wide range of information on the European Union is available at http://europa.eu, the European Union’s portal.
Catalogui...
Hello!
Welcome to the
European Union.
Did you know that the European Union is
made up of 28 countries and has a population...
B _ U _ _ E L _
B
R
US
E
LS
S
BELGIUM
In Belgium
we read a lot of
comic strips.
SO
F
IA
_O__A
BULGARIA
In Bulgaria
we use the Cyrillic
alphabet.
PR__U_
CZECH REPUBLIC
P
R
A G
U E
The nickname for
my country’s capital is
‘the golden city’.
_O_E__A_E_
C
O
P
E NH
A
G
E
N
DENMARK
Where can you see
Hans Christian Andersen’s
Little Mermaid?
__R_IN
GERMANY
B
E
R
L
I
N
The printing press
was invented by a German
in the 15th century.
T_L__N_
ESTONIA
T AL
L
I
NN
In Estonia we love to
sing in the spring.
IRELAND
D_BL__
D
U
B
L
I
N
The symbol of Ireland
is the shamrock.
GREECE
A__EN_
A
T
H E
N
S
The Greeks
invented theatre and
the Olympic Games.
_AD_I_
SPAIN
Spanish children are
brought presents by the
three kings.
M
A
D
R
I
D
P_R__
FRANCE
Have you been
up the Eiffel Tower
yet?
P
A R
I
S
Z__R_B
CROATIA
B
A
R
G
E
Z
Dalmatian dogs
originally came from
Croatia.
__ME
ITALY
R
O
M E
My country is
shaped like a boot.
N_CO_I_
CYPRUS
N
IC O
S
I
A
Aphrodite,
the goddess of love
and beauty, was born
in Cyprus.
R__A
LATVIA
The Latvian
national flower is the
daisy.
R
I
G
A
_IL__U_
LITHUANIA
The national
sport of Lithuania is
basketball.
V
I
L
N
I
U
S
_UX_M__U__
LUXEMBOURG
L
U
X
E
M
B
O
U R
G
Luxembourg
is the only grand duchy
in the world.
BU_A__ST
HUNGARY
BU
D
A
P E
S
T
Rubik’s cube
was invented by a
Hungarian.
MALTA
Malta is the smallest
country in the European
Union.
VA_LE_T_
A
V A
LL
E
T
T
__ST__D_M
NETHERLANDS
We love cycling.
A
M
S
T
E
R
D
A
M
V__NN_
AUSTRIA
VI A
N
N
E
Every first of
January, a celebrated New
Year’s concert takes place
in our capital.
_A_S_W
POLAND
W
A
R SW
A
Poland’s national
symbol is the white
eagle.
L__B_N
PORTUGAL
L
I
S
B
O
N
Portugal is a land
of great sea-going
explorers.
_U__AR__T
ROMANIA
B
U
C
A
R
H
E
S T
At Christmas
time we sing for
sweets.
__UB_J_NA
SLOVENIA
L
J
UB
L
J
A
N
A
The symbol
of our capital city is
the dragon.
B_AT__L_V_
SLOVAKIA
B
R
AT
I S
L
A
V A
My country is
mountainous and we
do a lot of skiing.
HE_S__K_
FINLAND
H
E
L
S
I
NK
I
Finland is where
Father Christmas
lives.
_TO_K_O_M
SWEDEN
S
T
O
C
K
H
O
L
M
Pippi Longstocking is
the heroine of Swedish
children’s books.
L_N__N
UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom
is linked to the European
mainland by a tunnel
under the sea.
LO
N
D
N
O
EUROPEAN UNION
Now you know a lot more
about the 28 countries of the
European Union!
Belgium
Brussels
Bulgaria
Sofia
Czech Republic
Prague
Ireland
Dublin
Greece
Athens
Spain
Madrid
France
Paris
Lithuania
Vil...
UNITED KINGDOM
S W E D E N
F I N L A N D
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
ROMANIA
PORTUGAL
P O L A N D
A U S T R I A
NETHERLANDS
MALTA
H ...
General Secretariat of the Council
EuropeandYou
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
2013 – 32 p. – 21 × ...
ME
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175
1048 Bruxelles/Brussel
BELGIQUE/BELGIË
Tel.: + 32 22816111
www.european-council.europa.eu
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  1. 1. EUROPEa ndYOU EUROPEa ndYOU
  2. 2. A wide range of information on the European Union is available at http://europa.eu, the European Union’s portal. Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2013 ISBN 978-92-824-4137-4 doi:10.2860/68783 QC-03-13-337-EN-C © European Union, 2013 All rights reserved Illustrations © Fotolia.com for all illustrations, except: © © Booyabazooka (Hungary) PrintedinItaly PRINTED ON ELEMENTAL CHLORINE-FREE BLEACHED PAPER (ECF)
  3. 3. Hello! Welcome to the European Union. Did you know that the European Union is made up of 28 countries and has a population of about 508 million? Come and discover these 28 countries, colour in their flags and guess the names of their capitals from the letters that have been jumbled up. You’ll see what fun it is! If you need help, you’ll find the flags, the names of the capital cities and the map of Europe at the end of the colouring book. Have fun!
  4. 4. B _ U _ _ E L _ B R US E LS S BELGIUM In Belgium we read a lot of comic strips.
  5. 5. SO F IA _O__A BULGARIA In Bulgaria we use the Cyrillic alphabet.
  6. 6. PR__U_ CZECH REPUBLIC P R A G U E The nickname for my country’s capital is ‘the golden city’.
  7. 7. _O_E__A_E_ C O P E NH A G E N DENMARK Where can you see Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid?
  8. 8. __R_IN GERMANY B E R L I N The printing press was invented by a German in the 15th century.
  9. 9. T_L__N_ ESTONIA T AL L I NN In Estonia we love to sing in the spring.
  10. 10. IRELAND D_BL__ D U B L I N The symbol of Ireland is the shamrock.
  11. 11. GREECE A__EN_ A T H E N S The Greeks invented theatre and the Olympic Games.
  12. 12. _AD_I_ SPAIN Spanish children are brought presents by the three kings. M A D R I D
  13. 13. P_R__ FRANCE Have you been up the Eiffel Tower yet? P A R I S
  14. 14. Z__R_B CROATIA B A R G E Z Dalmatian dogs originally came from Croatia.
  15. 15. __ME ITALY R O M E My country is shaped like a boot.
  16. 16. N_CO_I_ CYPRUS N IC O S I A Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was born in Cyprus.
  17. 17. R__A LATVIA The Latvian national flower is the daisy. R I G A
  18. 18. _IL__U_ LITHUANIA The national sport of Lithuania is basketball. V I L N I U S
  19. 19. _UX_M__U__ LUXEMBOURG L U X E M B O U R G Luxembourg is the only grand duchy in the world.
  20. 20. BU_A__ST HUNGARY BU D A P E S T Rubik’s cube was invented by a Hungarian.
  21. 21. MALTA Malta is the smallest country in the European Union. VA_LE_T_ A V A LL E T T
  22. 22. __ST__D_M NETHERLANDS We love cycling. A M S T E R D A M
  23. 23. V__NN_ AUSTRIA VI A N N E Every first of January, a celebrated New Year’s concert takes place in our capital.
  24. 24. _A_S_W POLAND W A R SW A Poland’s national symbol is the white eagle.
  25. 25. L__B_N PORTUGAL L I S B O N Portugal is a land of great sea-going explorers.
  26. 26. _U__AR__T ROMANIA B U C A R H E S T At Christmas time we sing for sweets.
  27. 27. __UB_J_NA SLOVENIA L J UB L J A N A The symbol of our capital city is the dragon.
  28. 28. B_AT__L_V_ SLOVAKIA B R AT I S L A V A My country is mountainous and we do a lot of skiing.
  29. 29. HE_S__K_ FINLAND H E L S I NK I Finland is where Father Christmas lives.
  30. 30. _TO_K_O_M SWEDEN S T O C K H O L M Pippi Longstocking is the heroine of Swedish children’s books.
  31. 31. L_N__N UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom is linked to the European mainland by a tunnel under the sea. LO N D N O
  32. 32. EUROPEAN UNION Now you know a lot more about the 28 countries of the European Union!
  33. 33. Belgium Brussels Bulgaria Sofia Czech Republic Prague Ireland Dublin Greece Athens Spain Madrid France Paris Lithuania Vilnius Luxembourg Luxembourg Hungary Budapest Malta Valletta Romania Bucharest Slovenia Ljubljana Slovakia Bratislava Denmark Copenhagen Germany Berlin Estonia Tallinn Italy Rome Cyprus Nicosia Latvia Riga Netherlands Amsterdam Austria Vienna Poland Warsaw Portugal Lisbon Finland Helsinki Sweden Stockholm Croatia Zagreb United Kingdom London
  34. 34. UNITED KINGDOM S W E D E N F I N L A N D SLOVAKIA SLOVENIA ROMANIA PORTUGAL P O L A N D A U S T R I A NETHERLANDS MALTA H U N G A R Y LUXEMBOURG LITHUANIA LATVIA CYPRUS I TA LY CROATIA F R A N C E S P A I N GREECE IRELAND ESTONIA G E R M A N Y D E N M A R K CZECH REPUBLIC BULGARIA BELGIUM Map prepared and produced by Lovell Johns, Oxford, United Kingdom, www.lovelljohns.com
  35. 35. General Secretariat of the Council EuropeandYou Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union 2013 – 32 p. – 21 × 21 cm ISBN 978-92-824-4137-4 doi:10.2860/68783 QC-03-13-337-EN-C
  36. 36. ME Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175 1048 Bruxelles/Brussel BELGIQUE/BELGIË Tel.: + 32 22816111 www.european-council.europa.eu www.consilium.europa.eu QC-03-13-337-EN-C doi:10.2860/68783

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