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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 the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population. The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. The main settlement in the district is Canterbury, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the existing city of Canterbury with the Whitstable and Herne Bay Urban Districts, and Bridge-Blean Rural District. The latter district entirely surrounded the city; the urban districts occupied the coastal area to the north.
The area is in the main rural, although the entire coastal strip is taken up by the almost unbroken sprawl of seaside towns from Seasalter, west of Whitstable to Herne Bay, Kent. Between them and the city there is high land, well wooded, south of which the River Great Stour flows from its source beyond Ashford. The city of Canterbury stands upon this river. Although it was primarily religious in its foundation, Canterbury is now also the home of the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury stood at the end of the Pilgrims' Way, and also on the Roman road Watling Street which replaced the latter now bypasses the city.

England in northwest Europe, and the largest and most populous constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its inhabitants account for more than 83 percent of the total population of the United Kingdom, whilst the mainland territory of England occupies most of the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain and shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. Elsewhere, it is bordered by the North Sea, Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean and English Channel. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of European destinations, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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