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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.
Amstetten, a town in central Europe in Lower Austria, is a historical region of Mostviertel. It is the capital of a separate Amstetten district. Amstetten has got a population of 22,595 as of 2001 and a area of 52.22 square kilometers. It has a population density of 440 per square kilometers.
There are traces of human settlements from Stone Age and Bronze Age in the area. The first permanent settlement in the area to be mentioned in written sources was Ulmersfeld, mentioned in 995. The first mention of Amstetten itself is dated to 1111. In 1858 the town was linked with the rest of the Austria-Hungary by a railroad. Since 1868 it is also a seat of the local district administration. During the World War II Amstetten was a seat of one of the sub-camps of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp.

Amstetten, due its various places of interest is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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