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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.
Uden is a municipality and a town in the province of Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. It has a tie of friendship with the German city of Lippstadt.  Its area  is 67.59 square kilometers. Uden is first recorded around 1190 as Uthen. However, earlier settlements have been found in the areas of the modern day Moleneind, Vorstenburg and Bitswijk and evidence of ice-age settlements has been found near the hamlet of Slabroek. From 1324 Uden was ruled by the Valkenburg house and became a part of the Land van Ravenstein. After 1397 it became a part of the German duchy of Cleves. Uden was hardly affected by the Eighty Years' War and gained religious freedom in 1631.
A result of this was the establishment in the municipality of the Kruisheren, who fled from Protestant Dutch oppression in s-Hertogenbosch in 1638. After the peace of Munster in 1648, Uden remained outside the Dutch republic and was a haven of religious tolerance and Catholics from the nearby villages of Veghel, Nistelrode and Erp were able to build churches at the municipality’s boundaries. The period of 1648 till 1795 saw an increase in prosperity due to the weekly markets, however, the village was almost destroyed by a fire in 1746.
Uden was visited by Wilhelmina, queen of the Netherlands after it had been struck by a cyclone in 1925 which caused much devastation. Since the 1950's Uden has become a centre of development, providing much needed economic growth. Uden has now become a regional centre. Due to the growth, very little is left of the old village character. Places of interest are Church of Sint-Petruschurch of Sint-Petrus stoel, chapel of the Kruisheren, monastery of the Ursulines, monastery of the Kruisheren, Brigitinesse abey of Maria Refugie, World War II wargrave cemetery and Mill of Jettens.

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

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