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Torres Vedras

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.
Torres Vedras is a municipality in the district of Lisbon, Portugal, about 50 kilometers north of Lisbon. The municipality covers an area of 405.89 square kilometers distributed over 20 freguesias. It borders to Lourinha to the north, Alenquer to the east, Sobral de Monte Agraco to the southeast, Mafra to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The town gave its name to the fortifications known as the Lines of Torres Vedras. The success of the British general Arthur Wellesley in the Peninsular War against Bonaparte's troops in 1810 was rewarded in 1812 with a Portuguese victory title of the rank of Marquess, Marques de Torres Vedras.

Torres Vedras is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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