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Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Nieders.)

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.
Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a town in Lower Saxony, which is located in Germany. It is  in the southwestern part of the Harz mountains. Its population is 16,000 with an area of 33.96 kilometers. The population density of Clausthal-Zellerfeld is 447 per kilometers and its elevation is 585 meters above sea-level. Actually, it comprises of two towns such as Clausthal and Zellerfeld. They were merged in 1924 to form an administrative unit, but they are still separate towns. Clausthal is well known for the old Clausthal University of Technology and its magnificent buildings, while Zellerfeld is a typical tourist resort for hikers and winter sportsmen. Clausthal-Zellerfeld is the largest town that is situated in the mountains rather than on the edge.
Mining in the area began in the 16th century. It was stopped in 1930 because no ore was found anymore. Today, there are large remains of mines, which are now museums. The university of Clausthal was established in 1763 for the education of mining engineers. Today, it is a technical university for teaching engineering.
Clausthal-Zellerfeld can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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