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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.
Amarante is a municipality in the district of Oporto, in northern Portugal. It has a population of 61,029 and a total area of 301.5 square kilometers. Its density is 202 square kilometers. It sits on the banks of the Rio Tamega. The municipality is composed of 40 parishes. The municipality is well known by the S. Gonçalo's Monastery and by its centenary bridge. Along with the city of Amarante, the other major location in the municipality is the town of Vila Mea. Amarante's Mayor is Armindo Jose da Cunha Abreu, elected by the Socialist Party, for the third consecutive time on 2005.
Amarante is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Europe. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Europe.

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