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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.
Smedjebacken is a municipality in Dalarna, in central Sweden. Its seat is in Smedjebacken, with 5,700 inhabitants. The second city is Soderbarke, with smaller towns or villages like Hagge, Gubbo, Larsbo, Vad, Furbo, Lembo and Saxehammar. These have been the seat of local industries or bruk, as saw mills or iron works, and have century-old histories. Today several have been turned into tourism attractions. Dalarna is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. Dalarna adjoins Harjedalen, Halsingland, Gastrikland, Vastmanland and Varmland. It is also bounded by Norway in the west.
The municipality covers an area of 953.3 square kilometers. Of the total population of 11,598 inhabitants, it gives a population density of 12 inhabitants per square kilometer. The municipality borders to eight other municipalities. The town Smedjebacken is situated by the Lake Barken, with an area of 34 square kilometers, which in turn belongs to the Kolbacksan stream-system, which drains into Lake Malaren to the south-east.
The Kingdom of Sweden is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, bordered by Norway in the west, Finland in the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait in the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia in the east. It is connected to Denmark in the southwest by the Oresund Bridge. Sweden has a low population density except in its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests. The country has large natural resources of water, timber, and iron ore.

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