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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.
Aveiro is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 199.9 square kilometer. They have a total population of 73,521 inhabitants and 59,860 electors. The municipality is composed of 14 parishes, and is located in the District of Aveiro. The present Mayor is Elio Manuel Delgado da Maia, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the Democratic Social Centre. The municipal holiday is on May 12.
The city of Aveiro has a seat in municipality, with about 50,000 inhabitants in the 5 urban parishes. Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Aveiro is an industrial city with an important seaport. The city of Aveiro is also the capital of the District of Aveiro. Aveiro is known in Portugal for its traditional sweets, the ovos moles and the trouxas de ovos, both made from eggs. It is sometimes called the Portuguese Venice, because of its canals and boats that reminds of the Italian city of Venice. The city faced similar problems when it tried to conquer the water. 
The city dates back to the 10th century when it was known by its first Latin name of Aviarium. The Moors invaded and then held it until the 14th century, after which it became popular with Portuguese royalty. In the winter of 1575, a terrible storm closed the entrance to its port, ending a thriving trade in metals and tiles. The same storm also created a reef barrier at the Atlantic Ocean.
Aveiro 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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