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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.
Stoke-on-Trent also known as the Potteries, is a city in Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England. The city is a federation of six older towns namely Hanley, Stoke, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton forming a linear city almost twelve miles long with an area of 36 square miles. Stoke-on-Trent is situated approximately half-way between Manchester and Birmingham and the city adjoins the town and borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is administered separately. Together they form a conurbation with a population in excess of 360,000.
The Federation of the six towns brought together the county borough of Hanley, the municipal boroughs of Burslem, Longton and Stoke, together with the urban districts of Tunstall and Fenton as a single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent on April 1, 1910. The six towns run in a rough line from north to south along the A50 Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. An early proposal for the Federation took place in 1888 when an amendment was raised to the local government bill which would have made the six towns districts within a county of Staffordshire Potteries.
There are three higher education institutions in the local area namely Staffordshire University which is in Stoke-on-Trent, Keele University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Around five million tourists visit Stoke each year, directly supporting around 4,400 jobs. Stoke-on-Trent shows its popularity through the number of repeat visits. Around 80 percent of visitors have previously visited this place. Tourism to the city was kick-started by the National Garden Festival in 1986 and is now sustained by the many pottery factory-shops and tours and by the improved canal network.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Stoke-on-Trent enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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