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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.
Lasne is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. As of the 1st of January 2006, Lasne had a total population of 13,939 residents living within an area is 47.22 square kilometers which gives a population density of 295 inhabitants per square kilometer. Lasne is the richest municipality of the country. Walloon Brabant is a province of the Walloon Region in Belgium. It borders on, from the North, the province of Flemish Brabant or Flanders and the provinces of Liège, Namur and Hainaut or Wallonia. Its capital is Wavre. It has an area of 1,093 square kilometers and contains only one administrative district with 27 municipalities.
Belgium derives its name from the Latin name of the most northern part of Gaul, Gallia Belgica, named after a group of mostly Celtic tribes, Belgae. Historically, Belgium has been a part of the Low Countries, which also include the Netherlands and Luxembourg and used to cover a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states. From the end of the middle Ages until the seventeenth century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Belgium, at that time called the Southern Netherlands, was the site of many battles of old between the European powers, and has been dubbed the battlefield or cockpit of Europe, more recently, Belgium was a founding member of the European Union, hosting its headquarters, as well as others like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.

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