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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.
Osnabruck is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. Its population in 2005 was 164,066 and covered an area of 119.80 square kilometers. Its population density is 1,369 persons per square kilometers and its elevation is 54 to 190 meters above sea level. It lies in a valley between the Wiehengebirge and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest, which is a series of parallel ridges running south east towards Bielefeld and beyond to Detmold. As of June 30, 2002, its population was 163,919, making it the third largest city in Lower Saxony.
Osnabruck was founded in 780 by Charlemagne, king of the Franks, although the date is not entirely certain. Some time before 803, the city became seat of the Bishopric of Osnabruck.  This date is also uncertain, but it makes Osnabruck the oldest bishopric in Saxony. In 889, Osnabruck was given merchant, customs, and coinage privileges by King Arnulf of Carinthia. Shortly afterwards, in 1157, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa granted the city fortification privileges and most of the towers that were part of the medieval fortification are still visible in the city. Osnabruck became a member of the Hanseatic League in the 12th century, as well as a member of the Westphalian Federation of Cities.
Osnabruck, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. Presently, Osnabruck experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Germany.

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