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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.
Menden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated at the north end of the Sauerland near the Ruhr River. Its population was 60,273 in 2001 in an area of 86.08 square kilometers. It belongs to the district of Markischer Kreis. The Honnetal, a slim valley with some good-looking cliffs carved into the limestone bedrock by the river Honne. It is twinned with Delyn, Wales.
Menden's first churches were built in the 9th century. From 1180 on the area around the city was part of the Cologne region, though, as it was on the border with the Mark dukedom, it was frequently fought over. In 1816, this city was included within Prussia, after being part of Hesse for 13 years. In 1975 the city was combined with several formerly independent municipalities, thus it grew in area as well as population.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Menden is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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