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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.
Overkalix is a municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden. Its seat is in Overkalix, with close to 1,000 inhabitants. It has total area of 2,791 square kilometers with population is 3,933 and density is 1.4 per square kilometers. The town traces its history to a parish with this name that was formed in 1644. In 1921, the parish had 6,610 inhabitants and covered an area of 2,931 square kilometers, about the same size as today. The municipality was formed in 1971 with the municipal reform. The designed coat of arms was designed in 1944 and based on the arms of the parish.

Overkalix is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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