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Maia, Portugal

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.
Maia is both a parish and a city in the north of Oporto metropolitan area with a population of 9816, whereas the urban area of the city has a population of 38,858. The municipality has 17 parishes and 120,744 people. Another important village in Maia municipality is Aguas Santas with 25,249 people in conurbation with Oporto.
Maia municipality is as a highly developed municipality by European standards with the biggest industrial park in the Oporto metropolitan area and some of best quality of life in Portugal In the parish of Moreira in Pedras Rubras is located the Oporto international airport, Francisco Sa Carneiro.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Maia is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Europe.

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