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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.

Zwolle is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, 50 miles northeast of Amsterdam. Zwolle has about 115,000 citizens and is one of the most important cities in the northern and eastern parts of the country. The total area is of 119.28 square kilometers, land is of 112.11 square kilometers, water is of 7.17 square kilometers. As per 2006 census the total population is of 113,118 inhabitants and population density is of 1009 square kilometers.

Archaeological finds indicate that the area surrounding Zwolle was already inhabited by an ancient Isala tribe around 1500 before christ. In the suburb Zwolle-Zuid a woodhenge from the Neolithic was found in the 1970's. The modern city was founded around 800 anno domini by Frisian merchants and troops of Charlemagne. The oldest known written mention of Zwolle is from 1040. A document mentions the existence of a parish church dedicated to St Michael. That church, the Grote or Sint Michaelskerk, was renovated in the first half of the 15th century and exists to this day. It is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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