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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, which is to the 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, 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.
Etterbeek is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels Capital Region of Belgium. On January 1st, 2006 the municipality had a total population of 41,740. The total area is 3.15 square kilometer with the population density being 13,254 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its postcode is 1040.
The main campus of the Dutch speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel is called Campus Etterbeek, although it is situated on the adjacent territory of Ixelles or Elsene. There is also a rail station called Etterbeek station or Gare Detterbeek but it is located in Elsene or Ixelles.
In summer 1996, the municipal swimming pool was burnt but has currently been opened after being rebuilt. Etterbeek hosts two football clubs playing in Belgian Provincial leagues at the Guy Thys stadium named after the famous Belgian manager in summer 2003. He led Belgium national football team to the fourth place of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The foundation Rene Carcan, a foundation and museum in the old studio of Rene Carcan is located in Etterbeek.

Etterbeek is a beautiful place. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Europe, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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