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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.
Amal municipality is located in Vastra Gotaland County, in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town Amal with 9,300 inhabitants. Amal has 484 square kilometers area and its population in 2005 was 12,823. Amal was founded in the 17th century, and became one of the now defunct cities of Sweden already in 1646, and the only city in the historical province of Dalsland. Its location is close to the borders of the Denmark-Norway alliance which made it suffer in the ensuing centuries. In 1645 it was almost completely demolished, furthermore in 1676 and 1679 and the last time in 1788 when it was conquered by the Danes who held it for a short while. After the last severe fire in 1901, whereby 1,000 people became homeless, it was rebuilt with wider streets and larger houses.

The town Amal is located in a bay of the lake Vanern, the largest lake in Sweden, at some 50 meter above sea level, and is considered a scenic location. The municipality has a small archipelago with some 30 islands located south of the town Amal. It is called Tosse skargard and is nature reserve. Many of the islands are grown with woods, but a few are used for farming. They are inhabited by several different birds, including heron, osprey, mallard, goldeneye, goosander, the black-throated diver and hobby in the bays. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Amal enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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