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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.
Mauthausen is a small market town in Upper Austria. It is located at about 20 kilometers east of the city of Linz and has a population of 4,850 as per 2001. It has the total area of 14 square kilometers and density of 346 inhabitants per square kilometers. During World War II, it became the site of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp complex.
The area of Mauthausen has been settled for many centuries, as shown by archaeological discoveries dating back to the Neolithic age. During the time of the Roman Empire, it was at the crossroads of two trade routes. The end of the 10th century saw it becoming a toll station for ships and the name Muthusen for the settlement is first mentioned in 1208. Mauthausen 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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