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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 in 16 states that 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.
Borken is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which is situated 10 kilometers east of the Dutch border. In 2002, Borken recorded a population of 40,900 inhabitants. The village of Borken was founded around 800 and became a town in the 13th century. In the last years of the Holy Roman Empire it was the capital of the short-lived principality of Salm. 

Sights in Borken such as Gemen Castle are surrounded by a water moat. It was built in 1411, with a city wall with five round watchtowers from the 14th century, St. Remigius church, about 1160. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Borken enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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