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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.

Leksand is a Municipality in central Sweden, in the Dalarna province, administratively in Dalarna County. Its seat is in Leksand with 15,391 inhabitants living within an area of 1,225.21 square kilometers giving a population density of 12.56 inhabitants per square kilometer, as of the 31st of March 2006. Other towns are Insjön, Siljansnas, Tallberg and Djura. Also significant, half of the municipal population lives in the 94 villages surrounding the town of Leksand itself. Geographically the municipality is located alongside the Dalalven, the Dalecarlia River, and the town is at the southern shore of Lake Siljan. The culture is marked by being in the heart of the culture rich Dalarna. There is a substantial old town section in Leksand, with preserved old cottages as a landmark. Dalarna meaning Dales or Valleys is a historical province or landscape in central Sweden. Dalarna adjoins Harjedalen, Halsingland, Gastrikland, Vastmanland and Varmland. It is also bounded by Norway in the west.
The Kingdom of Sweden is a Nordic country in Scandinavia. It is bordered by Norway in the west, Finland in the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait in the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia in the east. It is connected to Denmark in the southwest by the Oresund Bridge. The country has large natural resources of water, timber, and iron ore.

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