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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.
Melgaco is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 238.1 square kilometers and a total population of 9,739 inhabitants. The population density is of 41 square kilometers. The municipality is composed of 18 parishes and is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. The present Mayor is Antonio Rui Esteves Solheiro, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.
Melgaco 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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