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Neuenrade (North Rhine-Westphalia)

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Neuenrade is a town in north Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the hills of the Sauerland in the Markischer Kreis. As of 2003 it has a population of 12,938. The town covers an area of 54.12 square kilometers, most of which is forests and farmland. Around 1220, the place was first mentioned in a document, and then named Rode. The village consisted of about 12 farms. In 1353 the city was fortified and in 1355 it received the cityrights from count Engelbert III.

North Rhine-Westphalia in terms of population and economic output is the largest federal state of Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia has over 18 million inhabitants which contributes about 22 percent of Germany's gross domestic product and comprises a land area of 34,083 square kilometers. North Rhine-Westphalia is situated in the western part of Germany and shares borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Its capital city is Dusseldorf and other major cities are Cologne, Essen, Dortmund, Duisburg, Bielefeld, Bonn, Bochum, Munster and Wuppertal.

For many people north Rhine-Westphalia is synonymous with industrial areas and agglomerating cities. But the largest part of the state is covered with forests and fields. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Due to its many historic events and places it has been one of the favorite destinations of visitors.

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