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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.
Kerkrade is an exclusive tourist destination located in Europe. It is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. Covering over a total area of 22.17 square kilometers, Kerkrade has a land area of 21.93 square kilometers and water stretches over 0.24 square kilometers. The city listed a total population of 49,316 inhabitants and population density of 2,249 square kilometer as of 2005 census.
According to the precious archaeological findings, it can be affirmed that Kerkrade is closely linked with that of the adjacent town of Herzogenrath, just across the German border. Herzogenrath began as a settlement, called Rode, near the river Worm in the 11th century.
Presently, Kerkrade experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, marvelous surroundings and mountain views. Even though Kerkrade meant the partial loss of its tourist profile due to urbanization, some features of its past times of splendor still remain, with hotels and hostelries that are swarmed by thousands of visitors each year.

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