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Karben (Hesse)

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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.
Karben is a municipality in Hesse, Germany. It is located 18 kilometres north of Frankfurt on the banks of the river Nidda in the Rhein-Main-Gebiet Rhein-Main area. Karben as a unified city was founded in 1970, comprising some smaller villages Klein-Karben, Gross-Karben, Okarben, Kloppenheim, Rendel, Burg-Grafenrode and Petterweil. The city has population of 21,602 in 2004 and an area of 43.94 square kilometers.
Karben has two railroad stations Gross-Karben and Okarben on Frankfurt's local transportation network. It has access to the A661 autobahn and the highway B3. The town hall is located a newer district of Gross-Karben, as is a public swimming pool. The industrial district east of Gross and Klein-Karben hosts several companies of national and international stature. 
The city has transformed itself from a bundle of independent villages living mostly of farming the rich soils of the Wetterau to a gradually integrating city providing housing for a rising population of commuters and space for numerous small and mid-sized enterprises, while maintaining a lot of its original rural charm. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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