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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.
Dresden is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony and is located in the valley of River Elbe. The city's population is 500,000 inhabitants as of 2006 and the population in its agglomeration is 1.1 million. It is part of the metropolitan area of Saxon Triangle with a population of more than 3.2 million persons. It is located at 51 degree north and 13 degree east in the southeastern corner of eastern Germany. It is about two hours away from Germany's capital, Berlin, and two from Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
Dresden has many important centers of social and economic activity all through the city's area. As an important culture center, it is known as the Florence of the Elbe. It is also a main center of the sciences and is home to many researchers. Dresden is referred as the Silicon Valley of Germany as many computer hardware and hi-tech development firms have opened offices and research facilities in it. The Dresden University of Technology is one of the world's oldest technical universities.
Most of Dresden’s area is in the Elbe valley, where the micro-climate changes on the slopes and in the highlands. Klotzsche, at 227 metres above sea level, is one of the higher districts of the city. Its weather is about 1 degree to 2 degree Celsius colder than the inner city's climate. It is also recognized as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times.

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