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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.
Vanersborg Municipality is a Swedish municipality in Vastra Gataland County, in western Sweden. Its seat is in the town Vanersborg with 21,000 inhabitants. The city is an important harbor for lake Vanern. Vanersborg was founded by citizens from Bratte, who moved there between 1642-1644. Vanersborg was formally confirmed the city status in Sweden in 1644. The remains of Bratte are still a popular attraction.
The names Vanersborg means fortified fortress. It comes from the fort let which was begun on in 1644 for protection. The coat of arms is also from 1644, depicting a golden ship with two Swedish flags. Around 1800, Vanersborg and its 1,500 inhabitants were a decent city. After the inauguration of the canal at Trollhattan and the Gata alv making a waterway between Vanern and Gothenburg its importance further grew.
In 1834, most of the city with its wooden houses burnt down. Thereafter it was rebuilt according to a check pattern. From 1693 to 1999, Vanersborg was the capital of Alvsborg County, until it was merged into Vastra Gataland County.

Vanersborg is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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