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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.

Piraeus is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, located south of Athens. It is the capital of the Piraeus Prefecture. It was the port of the ancient city of Athens, and was chosen to serve as the modern port when Athens was re-founded in 1834. Piraeus remains a major shipping and industrial centre, and is the terminus for Line 1, the electric train service now incorporated into the Athens Metro. According to the 2001 census, population was 175,697, area is 10.9 square kilometers, and population density is 16,171 per square kilometers.
In addition to being the largest marine-based shipping centre of Greece, Piraeus is also the commercial hub of Greek shipping, with most of Greece's shipowners basing their commercial operations there, largely centered around the street Akti Miaouli.
Piraeus is one of the various municipal authorities of the Athens metropolitan area, located at the south-western part of it. Six other municipal authorities comprise the urban district of Piraeus. The total population of the seven municipal regions is 466.605 in 2001, a part of the total population of the Athens conurbation that is 3.278.219 in 2001.

Piraeus 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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