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Chaves (Portugal)

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.

Chaves is a town and a municipality in Portugal, located in the district of Vila Real. The city is the most populous of the district and the city is the second most populous in the district. It is located 10 kilometers south of the Spanish border and just 22 kilometers south of Verin. Chaves is a town of fortifications. There is the keep of a medieval castle and ruins of two forts, Forte Sao Francisco and Forte Sao Neutel, both built in the 17th century. The original Roman bridge in Chaves crossing the Tamega still stands with its stone arches and is the most important tourist site of the town. The population of the city was 44,186 and an area of 591.3 square kilometers.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Chaves is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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