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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.
Sotenas Municipality is a Swedish municipality in eastern Sweden. It is located in the province of Bohuslan, belonging to Vastragotaland County, and the municipal seat is located in Kungshamn with around 3,500 inhabitants. Sotenas had a population of 9,336 inhabitants living within an area of 139 square kilometers giving a population density of 67 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Vastragotaland has been inhabited for several thousands of years. The province, Bohuslan, is among the internationally most known because of its pre-historical remains. The oldest remains in Sotenas are from around 6000 BCE, Before Christian Era. From the younger Stone Age are several burial monuments. From the Bronze Age and Iron Age are many rock carvings. The name Sotenas is believed to have originated from around 1000 AD, Anno Domini, when also the first steps from the historical Sotenas Hundred, can be traced. It dominated the industry for centuries, herring was used in large amounts in Bohusla, as a basic food but also in the making of oil, wax candles, etc.
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. 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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