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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.
Gummersbach is a city in the district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, being the district seat of the Oberbergischer Kreis. It is situated 56 kilometers east of Cologne. In the past it was nicknamed the Lime Tree Town, since lime trees lined the main street. Till the 1920's citizen of Gummersbach also used to call their town small Paris.
In 1109, Gummersbach was mentioned in official documents for the very first time. The city urbanized rapidly from a small village to a large city during the early 19th century, owing to the textile and metal industry. The men's team of Gummersbach was one of the most successful handball teams of Europe and has till this day won titles and is the most successful handball-association team of the world as well.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Gummersbach is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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