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Fatima, Portugal

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.

Fatima is a city in Portugal well-known for the religious visions that are said to have taken place there in 1917. Fatima is a city of about 10,000 inhabitants located in the district of Santarem in central Portugal. Fatima is a parish in the municipality of Ourem. The population of Fatima was 10,302 in the year 2001 with an area of 71.29 square kilometers.

The name of the city formerly a small village comes from the Arabic Fatima and derives from a local Muslim princess named Fatima. At present, Fatima attracts hosts of believers from far and wide, particularly on the pilgrimage days and the shrine has been developed on a correspondingly large scale. The large torch light processions in the evening are particularly impressive.

Fatima is the kind of town you daydream about. It is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Europe.

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