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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.
Arlon is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Luxembourg, of which it is the capital. The municipality of Arlon includes the old communes of Autelbas, Autelhaut, Barnich, Bonnert, Clairefontaine, Fouches, Frassem, Freylange, Guirsch, Heckbous, Heinsch, Sampont, Sesselich, Seymerich, Sterpenich, Toernich, Udange, Viville, Waltzing, and Weyler.
Before the Roman conquests of Gaul, the territory of Arlon and a vast area to the south east were settled by the Treveri, a tribe of mixed Celtic and Germanic origins. The local population adapted easily to the Roman culture. The number and quality of sculpted stones and monuments that have been unearthed in the area demonstrate that the vicus of Orolaunum quickly became a vibrant commercial and administrative centre of Roman civilization. The Germanic invasions of the 3rd century destroyed most of these early advances, despite the defensive walls that had been built on the Knipchen hill to protect the vicus.
During most of the middle Ages, the earlier buildings such as the thermae were still being used by the population. In 1060, Waleran I of Limburg, Count of Arlon, built a castle on the Knipchen hill. In the 13th century, the only feminine Cistercian abbey known to date was built in Clairefontaine and another castle was built in Autelbas. After Charles V’s abdication of his empire to his son Philip II of Spain in 1555, a troubled period started for the whole region as continuous wars opposed France, Spain and the Southern Netherlands.
As Arlon, is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Germany, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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