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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.
Laken is one of Europe most popular destinations, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. It is a residential suburb in north-west Brussels, Belgium. It belongs to the municipality of the city of Brussels. The Royal Palace of Laeken, official home of the Belgian Royal family, and its domain, a greenbelt, designed in English style, in the middle of Brussels.
J.l. Montoyer built the castle in 1782 to 1784. It was destroyed by fire in 1890 and rebuilt by Alphonse Balat. The French architect Girault gave it its present outline in 1902. It has been the royal residence since the accession to the throne of king Leopold I in 1831. The domain also contains the magnificent royal greenhouses of Laeken, a set of dome-shaped constructions, accessible to the public only a few days a year. They were designed as well by A. Balat, with the cooperation of Victor Horta.
Brussels is located in the center of Belgium and is its capital, but it sometimes also refers to the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital region. This municipality inside Brussels is correctly named the city of Brussels, which is one of 19 municipalities that make up the Brussels-Capital region. The municipality has a population of about 140,000 while the Brussels-Capital region has 1,018,804 inhabitants as of 1 January 2006. The Metropolitan area has about 2,090,000 inhabitants.

Laken can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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