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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.
Halle is the largest town in the German Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt. It is located in the southern part of the state, on the river Saale. Its population was 243,045 as per the 2001 census. The town was first mentioned in 806. It became an element of the bishopric principality of Magdeburg in the 10th century and remained so until 1680, when Brandenburg annexed it collectively with Magdeburg. After World War II Halle served as the capital of the short-lived administrative region of Saxony-Anhalt.
Within East Germany, Halle's chemical industry which is now largely shut down was of great importance. The two main companies were Leuna and Buna. Halle-Neustadt was built in the sixties to hold employees of those two factories. Also the famous Baroque composer, Georg Friedrich Handel was born in Halle on the 23rd February 1685.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Halle is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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