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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.

Veurne is one of the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destinations that is located in Europe. It is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Veurne proper and the settlements of Avekapelle, Booitshoeke, Bulskamp, De Moeren, Eggewaartskapelle, Houtem, Steenkerke, Vinkem, Wulveringem, and Zoutenaaie. It spreads over an area of 96.34 square kilometers and a population of 11,843 as of 2006. It has got a density of 123 per square kilometers.

Veurne is first recorded as the Roman place Furna. That same name is then found again in 877 as a possession of the Saint Bertin Abbey in Saint-Omer. Around 900 AD, Anno Domini, it was noted as a fortification against the Viking raids. It soon was placed at the head of a large territory counting 42 parishes, owing allegiance to the count of Flanders. Veurne received its city charter in the 12th century.

Veurne suffered heavy damages during World War II, mainly from allied bombing but also from the strategic flooding that engulfed the whole area. Today, the city is a regional center, which gives commercial, medical, and educational services to the surrounding communities while enjoying increasing tourist attention. The beautiful castle of Beauvoorde on the outskirts of town can also be visited. The nearby church of Saint Walburga is in earlier Gothic style. Other buildings of interest include the church of Saint Nicolas, the Spanish Pavilion, and the old meat market.

Veurne 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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