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Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Hattingen is a German municipality in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia, which in terms of population and economic output, the largest Federal State of Germany. Hattingen is located on the Ruhr in the South of Ruhr Area and has a historical town centre. The neighbouring towns are Bochum, Essen, Sprockhovel, Velbert, Witten and Wuppertal.
Hattingen is situated at an altitude from 60 to 306 meters above sea level. As of 2005, it had a population of 57,668 living within an area of 71.4 square kilometers and has a population density of 808 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Hattingen is divided into the quarters of Blankenstein with Burg Blankenstein, Bredenscheid-Stuter, Hattingen-Mitte, Holthausen, Niederbonsfeld, Niederelfringhausen, Niederwenigern, Oberelfringhausen, Oberstuter, Welper and Winz-Baak
Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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