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Waldshut Tiengen (Baden Wurttemberg)

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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.
Waldshut Tiengen is a city in southwestern Baden Wurttemberg right at the Swiss border. It is the district seat and at the same time the biggest city in Waldshut district and a middle center in the area of the high centre Lorrach or Weil am Rhein to whose middle area most towns and communities in Waldshut district belong. The population of the city was 22,586 in 30 June 2005 with an area of 77.98 square kilometers and it’s  population density was 290 per square kilometers. The elevation of the city is 339 meters.
Waldshut Tiengen lies at the edge of the southern black forest, right on the river Rhine, along which runs the German Swiss border. The Waldshut townsite lies about 2 kilometers west of where the river Aar empties into the Rhine. The following towns border the town of Waldshut Tiengen, starting in the west Dogern, Albbruck, Dachsberg, Weilheim, Uhlingen Birkendorf, Wutoschingen, Lauchringen and Kussaberg.
Until 1803, Waldshut belonged to further Austria. It first belonged to the Bishopric of Konstanz. In 1524, Dr. Balthasar Hubmaier wanted to introduce the reformation. This, however, could not be achieved. As a result of belonging to Further Austria, Waldshut and its environs remained overwhelmingly Catholic until the 19th century. The town had even been the deaconry seat since the 12th century. Waldshut Tiengen is the seat of the Waldshut district's State Council Office. The town has a local court and a state court as well as a notary's office and a financial office. Due to its many historic events and places it has been one of the favorite destinations of visitors.

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