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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.
Winterswijk is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. Winterswijk is a town with a population of some 30,000 in the Achterhoek which lies in the most eastern part of the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Also known as Winethereswick, Winriswic or Wenterswic. Wic or the Anglo Saxon which means the living place of a certain person. The person would likely have been called Wenether or Winter.
Founded around 1000 anno domini it remained an isolated farming community until 1830 when the road from Borken to Zutphen via Winterswijk and Groenlo was built. Around the 1840 many immigrated to America in particular to Michigan. After 1870 the town became a centre for Textiles, such as spinning and weaving and indeed the Trico fabriek employed a large fraction of the local population in its hay day. In 1878 the train line to Zutphen was built primarily for the textile industry, which was set up by Jan Willink. Some of the families such as the Willinks have lived there since 1284. The total area is of 138.80 square kilometers, land is of 138.25 kilometers, water is of 0.55 square kilometers. As per 2005, the total population of Winterswijk is of 29,294 and population density is of 212 square kilometers.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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