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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. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece. It is the capital of the Trikala Prefecture. It is located north west of Athens, North West of Karditsa, east of Ioannina and Metsovo, south of Grevena, south west of Thessaloniki and west of Larissa. Located in the fertile plain of Thessaly in central Greece, modern Trikala is the Homeric Trikka, the birthplace of three of the Argonauts and one of the places touted as the birthplace of Asclepius, who is more often said to have been born at Epidaurus, where his main temple was situated in antiquity. According to the 2001 census,  population was 51,862, area is 69.2 square kilometers,  population density is 749 per square kilometers, and elevation is 115 meters.
There are other late Hellenistic and Roman period’s remains, mosaic floors, a stoa and baths. Dominated by its Byzantine fortress on Hellenistic foundations occupying the ancient Acropolis, the picturesque city is divided into two by the river Lithaios. The churches of Agios Demetrios and Agii Anargyri lend more Byzantine character to the modern town.
Trikala has also been known as the watermelon capital of Greece. One of its most famous citizens is Vassilis Tsitsanis, one of the greatest musicians of modern Greece. Trikala also has the General Hospital of the Trikala Prefecture. The Physical Education and Sport Science department of the University of Thessaly is located in Trikala. It was founded in 1994 and the first students were admitted in the academic year 1994-1995. It was housed in the Matsopoulos Park facilities and moved to the new Karyes campus on July 1999. Trikala has over 20 schools of secondary education.

Since December 2005, the Municipality of Trikala offers its residents free Wireless Internet access at high speed. Currently, around 70 percent of the total area of Trikala has access, with a target to reach 80 percent within 2006. Trikala is one of the few European cities to offer such a service for free.

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