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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.
Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr area. Its population as of 31 December 2002 was 274,926 inhabitants. It was first documented in 1150, but remained a small village till the 19th century. It was the time when Industrial Revolution led to the development of the complete region. In 1840, mining of coal began and in 1900, its population increased to 138,000 inhabitants. In the start of 20th century, Gelsenkirchen was an important coalmining town in Europe. It was known as the city of a thousand fires, for all its smoking stacks. In 1928, it united with the neighboring cities of Buer and Horst and had the name, Gelsenkirchen-Buer, till its name was changed to Gelsenkirchen in 1930.
Gelsenkirchen is home of the football club, Schalke, which is considered as a modern stadiums built in present time. It is one of the 12 German cities that hosted games at the time of the Football World Cup of 2006. It hosted the matches between Poland and Ecuador, Argentina and Serbia and Montenegro, Portugal and Mexico and USA and Czech Republic. Shell Solar Deutschland produces solar cells in Rotthausen in Gelsenkirchen and Scheuten Solar Technology has the control of solar panel production.
Gelsenkirchen is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. 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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