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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.
Emden is a German city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is a seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems and a vital tourist centre in the region of East Frisia. According to the 2005 census, the city listed a total population of 51,710 inhabitants.
Historically, Emden traces its origin way back in the 8th century but the exact emergence of it is unknown. It was initially known as Amuthon, Embda, Emda, Embden and finally as Emden. Starting as a town, Emden grew into a city and was granted the similar status and the coat of arms by Emperor Maximilian I in 1495. It became the richest city during the 17th century, due to large numbers of Dutch immigrants. It was also a center of reformed Protestantism at that time, producing the first Bible translation in Dutch. During the Napoleonic French era, Emden and the adjacent lands of East Frisia were part of the short-lived Kingdom of Holland.
Later, the industrial development in Emden started at around 1870, with a paper mill and a somewhat bigger shipyard. At the end of the 19th century, a big canal was constructed, which connected Emden with the Ruhr area and made Emden the seaport of the Ruhr area, which lasted until the 1970s. Coal from the south was transported to the North Sea port, and imported iron ore was shipped via the canal towards Rhine and Ruhr. The last iron ore freighter was moored in Emden’s port in 1986.
Even though Emden’s industrial development meant the partial loss of its tourist profile, some features of its past times of splendor still remain, when hotels and hostelries were swarmed by thousands of visitors each year.

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