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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.
Stendal is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of Stendal district and unofficial capital of the Altmark. Its population in 2001 was 38,900 and located some 125 kilometers west of Berlin and around 170 kilometers east of Hanover. Founded by Albrecht the Bear in the 12th century, it swiftly became a significant member of the Hanseatic League. Magnificent churches, the city hall and the two remaining city gates are still proof of that former wealth.
The area has a theatre named Theater der Altmark, Stendal. It was founded in 1946 and has always had an exacting involvement in youth and children's theatre. Other buildings include the Gothic cathedral, the Town Hall with the statue of Roland and the two mediaeval town gates. There are other churches in the area as well. Its holdings include biographical documents, works, designs and diagrams as well as Greek sculptures or casts, along with other small artworks from ancient times.
Stendal is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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