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Sprockhovel (North Rhine Westphalia)

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.
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.
Sprockhovel is one of the popular destinations in Germany, well known for its beautiful countryside and the quantity of cultural related attractions. It is a town in the Ennepe Ruhr district of the North Rhine Westphalia state. Located in the southern part and a suburb of the Ruhr area, Sprockhovel is positioned at an altitude of 219 meters above the sea level and stretches over an area of 47.78 square kilometers with population of 26,624 inhabitants as of 2004 census.
Sprockhovel boasts a rich past and was first mentioned in a documentary around the 1000 century. Over the centuries, it was bordered by Duchy of Berg in the Berg. Its cultural influence are still visible today in the historical part. Today's Sprockhovel city was resulted from the local reform on January 1, 1975.

Presently, Sprockhovel experiences a boom with worldwide tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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