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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.
Dortmund is a city in Germany, which is situated in Bundesland, Ruhr. Its population was 587,830 inhabitants as of 20 June, 2005, which makes it the largest city in the region. It is the 7th biggest region in Germany and 34th biggest in the European Union. Its total area is 280.3 squared kilometers with a population density of 2097 persons per square kilometers. The Ruhr River flows on south of the city and Emscher River flows through the municipal area. The Dortmund Canal ends in the Dortmund Port, which is the biggest European canal port that links Dortmund to the North Sea.
Dortmund is known as Westphalia's green metropolis. Almost half of its area consists of waterways, woodland, agriculture and green spaces with spacious parks like Westfalen Park and Romberg Park. The Christmas market is the largest in Europe, and is host to the largest Christmas tree in the world, made by stacking many trees in the shape of a pyramid.

The history of Dortmund goes back to year 880, when it was first mentioned in official documents like Throtmanni. It was a small village at that time and in 1152, the emperor Barbarossa came to the area to rebuild the town, which was destroyed in a fire. 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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