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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Alingsas Municipality is a Swedish municipality in Vastra Gotaland County, in western Sweden. Its seat is in Alingsas. Geographically the city is situated by the estuary of the small rivulet Savean into lake Mjorn. Communications is provided by the western main line railroad between Stockholm and Gothenburg, and by motorway through the European route E20.
Alingsas was founded as inhabitants from the city Nya Lodose were made homeless as Danish troops burnt it down. Gustavus Adolphus granted Alingsas its Royal Charter in 1619. Making it older then Vastra Gotalands largest city Goteborg. Among its historical inhabitants is Jonas Alströmer, who was born in Alingsås in 1685. Alströmer is credited for introducing the potato plant to Sweden. He also established a large scale draper's industry there which before soon became Sweden's largest. However, some too optimistical calculations, devastating fires and political set backs finally forced its closure in 1779. Alingsas is known for its cafes, 24 in total in 2006.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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