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Sangerhausen (Saxony-Anhalt)

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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.

Sangerhausen is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, capital of the district of Sangerhausen. It is situated southeast of the Harz, approximately 35 kilometers east of Nordhausen, and 50 kilometers west of Halle. Saxony-Anhalt in German, Sachsen-Anhalt, is one of the sixteen federal states that make up the federal republic of Germany. It has an area of 20,447 square kilometers, and a population of 2.6 million. Its capital is Magdeburg. Lying to the northeast of central Germany, it is eighth largest in area and since 1996 tenth in population among the country's sixteen federal states.

Saxony-Anhalt borders on the states of Lower Saxony to the northwest, Brandenburg to the east, the free state of Saxony to the southeast and Thuringia to the southwest. Most of the state consists of plains and is therefore primarily agricultural, but in the southwest lie the eastern part of the Harz mountains. The main river of Saxony-Anhalt is the Elbe, running through the state from southeast to northwest. The second largest river, the Saale, is a tributary of the Elbe.

Saxony Anhalt is famous for its good soil. The Magdeburger Borde contains the best soil in all of Germany and some of the best of Europe. The food industry has an important role in this state. Due to its many historic events and places it has been one of the favorite destinations of visitors.

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