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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.
Ulricehamn Municipality is located in Vastra Gotaland County, in western Sweden. Its seat is in the town of Ulricehamn with 22,400 inhabitants. It is the largest municipality in Västra Gotaland County with its 1,051square kilometers. The town is located on the slopes of a lakeside, where the river Atran flows into lake Asunden. The geography is signified by the scenic nature of trees and water, which offers popular activities such as bicycling, inlining and boat trips. In the winter, Ulricehamn has become something of the Ski centre of Western Sweden. For alpine skiing, there are 7 lifts and 6 slopes while for cross-country skiing there are some 210 kilometers of prepared courses.
Ulricehamn, originally known as Bogesund has been populated at least since the middle ages. The town has had city privileges since at least the 15th century. There are still several old buildings from the 17th and 18th century and the picturesque main street Storgatan has existed in its present form for centuries. Among other historical structures, there is the city hall, located at the market square, a yellowish rococo building from 1789.
The town is situated on Atranstigen, a trail following the river Atran, stretching from the Kattegat strait in the west and inwards the country, connecting with other roads leading eventually to the eastern cities Sigtuna and Upsala. In 1520, the Battle of Bogesund took place on the ice of the lake Asunden. In 1741, it was renamed Ulricehamn in honour of Queen Ulrica Eleonora. Following a fire in 1788 it encountered a recession, but several textile industries were established in the 19th century. Together with its first railroad in 1874 the town's importance as a center of trade increased.

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

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