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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.

Koksijde 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 on the North Sea coast. It comprises the towns of Koksijde proper, Oostduinkerke, St-Idesbald and Wulpen. On January 1st, 2006 Koksijde had a total population of 21,269. The total area of the municipality is 43.96 square kilometers, which gives a population density of 484 inhabitants per square kilometers.
The museum of the historical Abbey of Ten Duinen is set in a modern building, explaining the religious and cultural importance of this abbey throughout history and showing the daily life of Cistercian monks from the early middle ages, beginning in 1107 till the death of the last monk in 1833. The archeological site has been restored, and is open to the public.
The attic of the museum contains a remarkable collection of liturgical silver ware. The British Military Cemetery bears witness to British sacrifices in the Battle of Dunkirk. The Paul Delvaux museum in St-Idesbald houses the largest collection of paintings from this Belgian surrealist painter in the world.
Koksijde, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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