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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.

Ystad municipality is a Swedish municipality in Skane in southernmost Sweden. The Scanian city of Ystad is the seat with a population of 17,353 inhabitants. The total area is of 352 square kilometers. As per 2005, census the total population was 26,898 and population density is of 76 square kilometers. In the 13th century, the foundation of a town was established at the mouth of the Vassan, a small river. The monastery Grabrodraklostret, of the Franciscan order, was finished in the middle of that century.

Ystad is located in the area known as Osterlen. Its location in a sheltered bay led people to settle in the area a long time ago. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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