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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. 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.

Sint-Oedenrode is one of the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destinations that is located in Europe. Sint-Oedenrode is named after a blind Scottish princess called Oda. Oda was miracilously cured from her blindness. She became Catholic and wanted to devote her life to God. In a desperate attempt of not becoming Queen of her realm she decided to flee to the continent. The place has an area of 64,95 square kilometers. In year of 2005 the city has a population  of 16,926. It has density of 262 square kilometers.
First records of the settlement called Rhode date from the year 500. Sint-Oedenrode was a small settlement on an elevated place near the river Dommel. The settlements on both riverbanks Rhode and Eerschot merged into one larger settlement. In the 11th century the Lords of Rhode built a castle on the elevated area during excavations in 2005 remains of the castle were uncovered, proving the early records to be valid. The Eerschot part of the settlement constructed the first church that has been rebuild many times over the centuries.
The settlement thrived and became an important place in the region. Sint-Oedenrode was granted city status in 1232 by the Duke of Brabant at that time Hendrik I of Brabant. This promoted Sint-Oedenrode to the capital of the Peel the name of the region in North Brabant. In the 14th century a small castle was build named Strijpe, it was later expanded in the 19th century and renamed Henkeshage. During the Second World War Sint-Oedenrode suffered tremendously.

Sint-Oedenrode is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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