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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.
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.
Wilhelmshaven is a German city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is situated at the western coast of the Jadebusen, which is a bay of the North Sea and a part of Lower Saxony. The city has a total land area of 103.51 square kilometers with a population of 83,765 inhabitants as of 2005 census and population density of 809 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Wilhelmshaven is a relatively young city by German standards. In need of a naval base for Prussia's developing fleet, Prussian king Wilhelm I founded the town in 1869. There was a castle at the place as early as 1383 called Sibetsburg and this castle was owned by pirates and destroyed in 1433 by the Hanseatic League. However, Wilhelmshaven grew to become one of the most important German ports. Later, Wilhelmshaven and Rustringen were merged in 1937.
Today it is the third largest German port with mainly oil products being loaded and unloaded. In Wilhelmshaven there is an aquarium with native animals from the North Sea, the information centre of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. The main exhibits of the Navy Museum are a former German Navy destroyer, a submarine, and some smaller warships as well as an exhibition of German naval history from the 19th century onwards.
Wilhelmshaven, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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