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Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Ansbach, or Anspach, originally Onolzbach, is a town in Bavaria, the southernmost state of Germany. It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. It is situated 25 miles on southwest of Nuremberg and 90 miles north of Munich, on the Frankische Rezat, a tributary of the main river. As of 2004 it had a population of 40,723.
A Benedictine monastery at the place was founded around 748. In the following centuries, it along with its adjoining village of Onoldsbach grew to become the town of Ansbach in 1221 for the first time.
At the end of the 17th century, the margraves' palace at Ansbach was rebuilt in Baroque style. Since 1970, Ansbach has enlarged its municipal area by incorporating adjacent communities. Ansbach was a small town largely by-passed by the Industrial Revolution, administrative and cultural center. The historical center of Ansbach has kept its baroque character. Ansbach hosts several units of the U.S. armed forces, associated with German units under NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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