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Kothen (Saxony-Anhalt)

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.
Kothen is a small town in central Germany, about 30 kilometers north of Halle. Today, Kothen has a college, a teacher-training institute, an airport, and rail links. Lignite is mined, and sugar-beets are grown in the surrounding area. Industry includes high-tech engineering, as well as chemical, foodstuffs and textile productions. Efforts are being made to counter the sinking population of 25,000 in 2004 from the 38,600 in 1966 numbers by incorporating more and more outlying villages. The first mention of the city dates to 1115 in 1194 it was known as a market town, becoming the seat of the counts of Ballenstedt. Kothen was chartered in 1200. For over two centuries it was the capital of the principality of Anhalt-Kothen.
The town has long been known to classical music enthusiasts as the place of origin of Johann Sebastian Bach's best-known secular works, including the Brandenburg concertos and the Well-Tempered Clavier. Bach worked in Köthen from 1717 to 1723 as Kapellmeister for Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen. It is also the birthplace of the composer Carl Friedrich Abel who, together with Johann Christian Bach, founded the Bach-Abel Concerts in London, the first subscription concert series in England.
Kothen adds to the beauty of Germany and this fact has consolidated along with abroad tourists visiting the place, making it the most favorite holiday destination for most of the vacation lovers.

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