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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, which is to the 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, 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.
Arjeplog Municipality is a municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden, where Arjeplog is the seat with 2,000 inhabitants. Arjeplog is Sweden's fourth largest municipality, but the fourth least populated. It is located by the shores of lake Hornavan, Sweden's deepest lake and one of its largest. The municipality is popular because of the scenery of lake Hornavan, but also for its other untouched nature.
People lived in the municipality as early as 10,000 years ago, following the end of the last ice age. For a long time it was only populated by fishing and hunting people, the Sami people, who had their own language and breed reindeers in northern Sweden. Today, they have special rights as a Swedish minority group. The population in Arjeplog was only a few hundred people in the 17th and 18th century, most of them Sami, and the rest of Sweden did not know much of them.
In 1640, the Swedish Queen Christina of Sweden ordered a church to be built, in order to Christianize the Sami people in Arjeplog. The church was inaugurated in 1642. At first, the deceased were buried under the earthen floor in the church, but eventually the stench became unbearable and the procedure had to end. Arjeplog municipality consists of a terrain dominated by the Scandinavian mountain range and many water areas. It boasts of an unparalleled 8,000 lakes and streams, with three main rivers being the Pite River, Skellefte River and Lais River.
As Arjeplog, is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Europe, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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