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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.

Ely is a cathedral city in the East Cambridgeshire district of Cambridgeshire in the East of England and 103 kilometers east north-east of Charing Cross in London. Ely has been informally accounted a city by virtue of being the seat of a diocese, Royal charter confirmed its status in 1974. At that time the parish council was formed during a reorganization of local government.

Ely is the third smallest city in England and the sixth smallest in the United Kingdom with a population of 15,102 in 2001. The city is very attractive retaining many historic buildings. There is a market on Thursday and Saturday each week. Ely is on the River Great Ouse and was a significant port until the 18th century. The River is a popular boating area with a large marina.

Ely railway station, situated on the Fen Line, is a major train hub with direct trains to Cambridge, London King's Cross, London Liverpool Street, Stansted Airport, King's Lynn, Ipswich, March, Peterborough, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Thetford and Norwich.

Ely can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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