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Frankfurt, Hessen

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.


Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a probable mid-2005 population of 648,325. The Frankfurt urban area, which extends beyond the city boundaries, had a projected population of 1,468,140 in 2000. The city is at the heart of the larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Area which has a population of 5 million and is Germany's second largest metropolitan region. It is situated on the Main River.


Frankfurt is the financial as well as transportation center of Germany. Frankfurt is the seat of the European Central Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is one of the two largest financial centres in continental Europe. According to the Liverpool University, the city is the wealthiest city in the European Union. This is also where the Deutsche Borse Group is located.


The three pillars of Frankfurt's economy are transport, finance and trade fairs. Frankfurt has been Germany's financial capital for centuries, and it is the home of numerous major banks and brokerages. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is Germany's biggest, and one of the world's most significant. It houses numerous major commercial banks, including Dresdner Bank, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.


A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Frankfurt is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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