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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.

Hudiksvall is a municipality in Gavleborg County, in east central Sweden. Its seat is in Hudiksvall, with some 15,000 inhabitants, and among locals sometimes referred to as Hudik. It has an area of 2,497 square kilometers with population of 36,970 and density 15 per square kilometers.
The town was founded by King John III of Sweden, who had the inhabitants moved from the town Hudik to the shores of the bay, and granted it its charter in 1582. It has been damaged by fires some 10 times, the most severe when it was burnt by the Russians 1721 when only the church remained. At the time, fishing and merchandise of furs, skins iron, copper and wood products were the main sources of income, and the city flourished.
Hudiksvall 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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