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Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity.
Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Aalen is a city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is also one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers. It is a part of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg and is the seat of the Ostalbkreis district. It is twinned with Saint-Lo, France, Christchurch, England, Tatabanya, Hungary and Antakya, Turkey. 

According to the precious archeological findings, Aalen traces its origin in the 13th century, though it is not certain whether by the Staufians or by the counts of Oettingen. It was first mentioned in written records in the 14th century when it was subject to the counts of Oettingen. Later, Aalen merged with the district of Schwabisch Gmund to the newly formed Ostalbkreis in 1973, though it remained the district seat.
The economy of Aalen is today subjected by metal processing. Besides machine construction, the optical sector plays an important role, as well as the textile and paper industries. There are several micro-breweries, of which the one in Wasseralfingen is the most popular with a beer called Wasseralfinger.
Aalen can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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