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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.

Alvkarleby is a municipality in Uppsala County, in east central Sweden. The municipality covers an area of 208.5 square kilometers. The total population of 8932, 4466 are male, and 4466 are female. The population density of the community is 43 inhabitants per square kilometers. Alvkarleby is located by the Gulf of Bothnia, about 165 kilometers north of Stockholm. The municipal seat is located in Skutskar. Uppsala County is a County on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Stockholm, Sodermanland, Vastmanland, Gavleborg, and to the Baltic Sea.

Alvkarleby experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Europe.

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