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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.
Rostock is a city in northern Germany. It is the largest city in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Rostock is located on the Warnow River and the quarter of Warnemunde 12 kilometers north of the city centre lies directly on the coast of the Baltic Sea. In year of 2005, the population of city was 199,108. The city has an area of 181.03 square kilometers with a population density of 1,100 per square kilometers.
One of the most picturesque places in Rostock is the Neuer Markt New market square, with the Town Hall originally built in the 13th century in Brick Gothic style, but extensively transformed in the 18th century, with the addition of a Baroque facade and a Banqueting Hall. The 15th-century Kerkhofhaus at Grobe Wasserstrabe, behind the Town Hall is considered the best preserved brick Gothic house in Rostock. The Kloster Saint Katharinen Convent of Saint Catherine, an old Franciscan monastery founded in 1243 and extended several times during the 14th and 15th centuries. The Brick Gothic Nikolaikirche Saint Nicholas Church, which is the oldest church in Rostock, built in mid-13th century.
Rostock prides itself on its important role in social and cultural development in the history of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as on the opportunity provided to its citizens to work, live and grow in a clean and prosperous environment. The city of Rostock has placed itself at the top of a list of municipalities in the Metropolitan Region with the highest quality of life.

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