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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.

Koekelare is one of the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destinations that is located in Europe. It is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Bovekerke, Koekelare proper and Zande. On January 1, 2006 Koekelare had a total population of 8,291. The total area of the municipality is 39.19 square kilometers, which gives a population density of 212 inhabitants per square kilometers.
The municipality comprises of Koekelare proper, but also contains the villages Bovekerke, Zande and De Mokker. Bovekerke and Zande are deelgemeentes, who were independent municipalities until the 70s. De Mokker is part of Koekelare proper.

Presently, Koekelare experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Europe. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent municipalities, as a great alternative for residence. One can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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