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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.

Mealhada is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 110.7 square kilometers and a total population of 21,282 inhabitants and 17,043 electors as per 2006. The total population density is of 194 square kilometers. The municipality is composed of 8 parishes and is located in the District of Aveiro.The present Mayor is Carlos Alberto Costa Cabral, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Mealhada is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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