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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.
Bruges is the capital of the province of West Flanders in present-day Flanders, the Flemish Region of Belgium. The municipality comprises the historic city of Bruges proper, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, and the towns of Assebroek, Dudzele, Koolkerke, Lissewege, Sint-Andries, Sint-Jozef, Sint-Kruis, Sint-Michiels, Sint-Pieters, Zeebrugge, and Zwankendamme. The population recorded in 2006 was 117,224, population density is  847 per square kilometers and Area is 138.40 square kilometers.
Bruges is also famous for its 13th-century Belfort, housing a municipal Carillion comprising 47 bells. The city still employs a full-time bell ringer, who puts on regular free concerts. Other famous buildings in Bruges include the Beguinage, the Heilig Bloed Basiliek, the modern Concert Hall and the St-John Hospital. The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
Bruges also has a very fine collection of medieval and early modern art, including the world-famous collection of Flemish Primitives. Various masters, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck, lived and worked in Bruges.
Bruges is known for its lace, several beers are named for Bruges, such as Brugse Tripel, Brugs Blond, Brugs Witbier and Straffe Hendrik. However, only Brugse Zot is brewed in the city itself in the Halve Maan Brewery a blonde ale was launched in 2005 and a brown ale in 2006. Bruges is home to the College of Europe, a prestigious institution of postgraduate studies in European Economics, Law and Politics. Bruges is traditionally the starting town for the annual Ronde van Vlaanderen cycle race, held in April and one of the biggest sporting events in Belgium.
Bruges is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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