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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.

Derby is a city in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent and is surrounded by the shire county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 its population was 233,700 inhabitants.  Measured by Urban Area, Derby is the 18th largest settlement in England. The city area is 78.03 square kilometer with a population density of 2,995 inhabitants per square kilometer.
The popular belief is that the name, Derby is a corruption of the Danish, Deor-a-by, Village of the Deer. The city is one of the few cities that have retained a name with a Viking origin, like York, which had the Viking name of Jorvik. The city recently celebrated its 2,000th year as a settlement. Derby was awarded city status in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II to mark the 25th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Derby has also become a significant cultural centre for the Deaf Community in the UK.
Derby's two biggest employers are the Rolls-Royce plc, and the Toyota Motor Corporation. Egg, the Internet and telephone bank, has its national base in Derby. Derby was for many years the former headquarters of the Midland Railway.There is also a summer rock music festival Ponce in the Park which takes place in late July every year. A new Visual Arts and Media Centre is currently under construction in Derby. Derby Arboretum was the first public park in the country.

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