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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.
Villingen-Schwenningen is the largest city of the Schwarzwald-Baar district located in the south of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It has about 82,000 inhabitants as of 2003. Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the black forest about 700 meters above sea level. The source of the River Neckar is in Schwenningen. In the middle ages, Villingen was a town under Austrian lordship. During the protestant reformation the city remained Catholic. Schwenningen had remained a village until the 19th century. In 1858 the first watch factory was established, from which time on watch making and precision mechanics have been important industries.
Villingen-Schwenningen is also said to be as one of the best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. This is evident from the archaeological sites found throughout the Villingen-Schwenningen town. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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