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Vila Franca de Xira

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.

Vila Franca de Xira is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 317.7 square kilometers and a total population of 133,224 inhabitants. The density of the region is 419 inhabitants per square kilometers. It is situated on the west bank of the River Tagus, just 32 kilometers to the north east of the Portuguese capital Lisbon. The town has become a centre for sports related activities. It is mostly famous for its bull running festivals in July and October. The bulls are raised in the salty marshlands of the Ribatejo. A number of brightly colored bullfighting costumes are kept on display in the ethnographic museum on Praca de Touros. The centre also stages typical bullfighting spectacles in its outdoor bullring.

The town has become a centre of industry, sports, administration and culture. It is beautiful place and is in the phase of modern development. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers especially in the field of sports and culture. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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