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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.

Sittard-Geleen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. It was formed in 2001 from the former municipalities Sittard, Geleen and Born. To the west, Sittard-Geleen borders on Belgium, while to the east, it borders on Germany. In 2005,it had a population of 97,007 inhabitants living within an area of 81.41 square kilometers giving as population density of 1,215 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Sittard is a city with 48,400 inhabitants. It is the home of the semi-professional football club Fortuna Sittard. The SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, European head offices, as well as the large DSM, Dutch State Mines, office and production facilities are based in Sittard. Sittard was granted city rights in 1243. In Geleen, a town of 33,960 inhabitants, the remains of the oldest prehistoric farms of the Netherlands were found here. The soccer club Fortuna was the former soccer club of Geleen. Also the Rock festival Pinkpop has its roots in Geleen. This festival was held on a horse race track.
The Netherlands is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba. The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy, located in northwestern Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The current borders were established in 1839. The Netherlands is often referred to by the name Holland.

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