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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.
Soufli is a municipality in the Evros Prefecture, Greece. It had a population of 7,519 inhabitants in 2001. Soufli was built on the eastern slope of the twin hill of Prophet Elias, one of the last peaks on the Rodopi mountain. It is the unique town of silk, also famous for its wine, its tsipouro and its cooked meats, as well as for its long tradition and cultural heritage. Soufli is first mentioned in writing by Turkish sightseer Evligia Tselebi, around 1667, by the name Sofulu. During that period, it was a large village, free from taxation.
Soufli was distinguished as an important trading center of the wider region. The development of sericulture and the diffusion of the cultivation of mulberry trees that followed resulted in the reduction of viniculture. A side-line and seasonal occupation, it had entered every house in Soufli, during the two months of May and June it occupied farmers, merchants and craftsmen and provided a very satisfactory income. Together with economic development there came socio-cultural flourishing and the intellectual level of the inhabitants was raised. Before the middle of the 19th century, the two churches of Saint George and Saint Athanassios were already built and are still standing as real jewels of the town.
Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Today, Greece is a developed country, member of the European Union and a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union.

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