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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.
Mariestad municipality is a municipality in western Sweden. Its seat is in Mariestad.  Mariestad was once the seat for the Skaraborg County deestablished with the new year 1998. Instead it is now part of the giant cluster called Vastra Gotaland County.   The total area is of 602 square kilometer, population is of 23,897 and the population density is of 40 square kilometers.

Mariestad is located by lake Vanern and is visited by many tourists in the summer. In the municipality lies the largest sweet water archipelago of Sweden, where Torso and Brommo are the largest islands. Mariestad is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Europe worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Europe.

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