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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.
Sodertalje Municipality is in Stockholm County, in central Sweden. Its seat is in the town of with 81,122 inhabitants. It borders to the lake Malaren in the north and the Baltic Sea in the south, and to the municipalities of Nykvarn and Salem. Of the total population, close to 20,000 are Assyrian immigrants arriving in this area since the late 1960s.
In the 18th century Sodertalje had a charter, the municipality was established in 1971, following the Swedish municipality reform. The town is beautifully situated on a bay of Lake Mälaren, which is here connected with the Baltic Sea by the Sodertalje Canal, 14 miles in length, with a minimum depth of 10 feet. This is on the route followed by the Gota Canal steamboats between Stockholm and Gothenburg. It was opened in 1819, though a canal was begun here in the first half of the 15th century.
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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