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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.
Dordrecht is a city in the Dutch province of South Holland, the third largest city of the province. The population recorded in 2004 was 119,649. The city can be found at the place het Drierivierenpunt where the Beneden Merwede River splits into the Noord and Oude Maas rivers. At this junction, Dordrecht is facing the cities of Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht. Later on the Dordtsche Kil river connects the Oude Maas river to the Hollands Diep.
The name Dordrecht comes from Thuredrith, an inhabitable spot near the river Thure. Some documentation speaks of a river actually called Thuredrith. The municipality covers the Dordrecht Island, on the northwest of which the city is located. Dordrecht has ship building, wood, chemical and metal industry, and a minor sea harbour.
During Carnaval, Dordrecht is called Ooi-en Ramsgat, and its inhabitants are Schapenkoppen. Throughout the year, tourists can buy sheep related souvenirs. This name originates from an old folk story about tax evasion. Import of meat or beef cattle was taxed in the 17th century. Two men dressed a sheep they bought outside the city walls to make it look like a man. The sheep was uncovered because it bleated as the three men passed through the city wall gate.

Places of interest are river quay and Groothoofds Gate, Onze lieve vrouwe Kerk  or Grote Kerk with uncompleted tower, canals, merchant houses, Public transport, Part of HTM is SVD, the city bus company of Dordrecht, also serving Werkendam, and also operating the Kop van 't Land ferry on the way.

Dordrecht 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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