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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 into 16 states which 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.
Ettlingen is a city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is also one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers and is a part of Baden-Wurttemberg state. It is located about 10 kilometers to the south of the city of Karlsruhe. After Bruchsal, Ettlingen is the second largest city in the Karlsruhe Landkreis.
According to many artifacts found as well as the Neptunstein in Ettlingen, it can be affirmed that it was a vital crossroad during Roman times. The city was first populated during the 788 century and was called as Ediningom in an announcement of the Monastery in Wissembourg in Alsace. Later in 1192, Ettlingen was raised to city status in the German Empire by Heinrich VI one of Friederich Barabarossa's sons. In the following years it became an independent city in the Margravite of Baden-Baden.
Presently, Ettlingen experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Germany. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent municipalities, as a great alternative for residence.

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