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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.
Bastad Municipality is a Swedish municipality in Scania in southern Sweden, where the Scanian town Bastad is seat with a population of 4,700. It is located in County Skane County. The population density is 64 per square kilometers. The town is located in a sheltered bay with the Hallandian ridge stretching behind it. The town borders the shore, whereafter the terrain raises until the dense vegetation of the ridge takes over.
The first city privileges were granted in the 14th or 15th century, when the area belonged to Denmark. The first certain date is 1513 when it was re-granted. The Church of Bastad or Saint Mary Church is located in central Bastad. Bastad has got the most tennis courts in the country, and has fostered many internationally successful tennis players, such as Magnus Larsson. Every summer, Swedish Open Bastad in tennis is held in the town as part of the ATP Tour.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Bastad is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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