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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.

Boden Municipality is a Swedish municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden. Its seat is in the town Boden, with 20,000 inhabitants at a height of 14 meters. The closest large city is Lulea, which is located some 30 kilometers south-east by the shore. Lulea is the largest city in Norrbotten County and hosts the main campus of Lulea University of Technology, whose health science campus is located in Boden. The main northern railway line, Norra Stambanan, has its final destination in Boden, which thus connects Lulea to the rest of the country, rail-wise.
According to recent finds, the oldest settlements are believed to be from around 5,000 BC. From this early time nothing is known. First accounted-for sources are from the 16th century, when Boden is referred to as Bondebyn or Bodarna, which may refer to the farmers or sheds. In 1543 there were seven farmers in the town. It was also mentioned that native Sami people were living in the proximity.
Today Boden is still a military stronghold, and houses the largest garrison of the Swedish Army. The army and the municipality are the two largest employers in Boden. As the military is continuously disarming, with the five regiments united into one garrison, the population has decreased by 2,000 people over the past ten years.
Boden is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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