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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.
Gotland Municipality is a Swedish Municipality that covers the entire island of Gotland. The city of Visby is the municipality's seat.
On December 31st, 1951 there were 93 local government units on the island of Gotland, among them one city, one market town, one county council and a lot of rural municipalities, many of them with less than 100 inhabitants.Twenty years later the situation was totally different.
The first of the two nation-wide local government reforms in Sweden during the 20th century was implemented on January 1st, 1952. From that date on, the rural municipalities on the island were regrouped into twelve new enlarged municipalities, which together with Visby, Slite and the Gotland County Council formed the new administrative pattern.
Gotland 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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