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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.
Arvidsjaur municipality is a municipality in northern Sweden where the city Arvidsjaur is the seat of government. The town Arvidsjaur has 4,700 inhabitants. It is located about 110 kilometers to the south of the Arctic circle, in the middle of the historical province called Swedish Lapland. It has an area of 5,708.2 square kilometer with the population of 7,148.
Arvidsjaur was for a long time only inhabited by the Sami people. Back then, they were a hunting people, living on plenty of fish and wildlife in the area. Archeological discoveries suggest that the people had been moving through the area for several thousands years. The name Arvidsjaur came from a Sami word. The word Arvidsjaur means generous water, and was originally the name of the adjacent lake. In the 14th and 15th century, some farmers had settled down in that area. They acquired furs and skins from the hunters, and traded them off to southern regions, allegedly in vast numbers.
Arvidsjaur is located about 110 kilometers to the south of the Arctic Circle, in the center of the northernmost district Norrland. It is also a part of the geographic area Laplandia, which consists of the northern parts of Sweden, Norway and Finland and is populated by Lapps. They are more commonly known as the Sami people.
Arvidsjaur is a beautiful place. As it 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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