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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, 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.
Keiem is a small town situated some 7 kilometers to the north of Diksmuide in West Flanders in Belgium. Administratively, it forms a part of Diksmuide Municipality. Lying close to the right bank of the River Yser, the town suffered extensive flooding  on 21 October 1914, when the sea locks at the mouth of the river were opened as a defensive measure against the advancing German army during the Race to the Sea phase of World War I. The operation was successful in halting the advance, with the result, that Keiem were to occupy the front line of the war for the next four years. By the end of the conflict, apart from three damaged houses which still stood, the town had been completely flattened.
Keiem is a small but beautiful town. 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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