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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.
Kerpen is a municipality in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has a population of 63,992 in 2002, about 30 kilometers southwest from Cologne. The city of Kerpen was created in 1975, when the earlier independent municipalities Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim, Kerpen, Modrath, Turnich, Bruggen, Balkhausen, Sindorf and Horrem were merged together. Recently Kerpen has become more well-known as being the hometown of the catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping and the Formula One racing drivers Michael Schumacher and his brother Ralf Schumacher.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Kerpen is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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