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Aldenhoven
ALDENHOVEN (German pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
, Germany
Germany
. It is located approximately 5 km south-west of Jülich , 5 km north of Eschweiler
Eschweiler
and 20 km north-east of Aachen
Aachen

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Central European Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET), used in most parts of Europe
Europe
and a few North African
North African
countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). The time offset from UTC
UTC
can be written as +01:00 . The same standard time, UTC+01:00 , is also known as MIDDLE EUROPEAN TIME (MET, German: MEZ) and under other names like BERLIN TIME, ROMANCE STANDARD TIME (RST), PARIS TIME or ROME TIME. The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones . As of 2011, all member states of the European Union observe summer time; those that during the winter use CET use Central European Summer Time (CEST) (or: UTC+02:00 , daylight saving time ) in summer (from last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Central European Summer Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time
Central European Time
(UTC+1 ) during the other part of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2
UTC+2
, which makes it the same as Central Africa Time , South African Standard Time and Kaliningrad Time in Russia
Russia
. CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Period of observation * 3 Usage * 4 See also * 5 References NAMESOther names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet
NATO phonetic alphabet
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Vehicle Registration Plate
A VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, also known as a NUMBER PLATE (British English ) or a LICENSE PLATE ( American English
American English
), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register . In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency. There are also electronic license plates
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom" ANTHEM: " Deutschlandlied
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States Of Germany
Germany
Germany
is a federal republic consisting of sixteen STATES (German : Land, plural Länder; informally also Bundesland, plural Bundesländer). Since today's Germany
Germany
was formed from an earlier collection of several states, it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain a measure of sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin
Berlin
and Hamburg
Hamburg
are frequently called Stadtstaaten (city-states ), as is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen , which in fact includes the cities of Bremen
Bremen
and Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
. The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer (literally: ‘area states’)
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Burgomaster
BURGOMASTER (alternatively spelled BURGERMEISTER, literally master of the town , master of the borough , master of the fortress , or master of the citizens) is the English form of various terms in or derived from Germanic languages
Germanic languages
for the chief magistrate or chairman of the executive council, usually of a sub-national level of administration such as a city or a similar entity. The name in English was derived from the Dutch burgemeester . In some cases, Burgomaster
Burgomaster
was the title of the head of state and head of government of a sovereign (or partially or de facto sovereign) city-state , sometimes combined with other titles (as in Hamburg
Hamburg
's First Mayor
Mayor
and President of the Senate )
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Districts Of Germany
In most German states, the primary administrative subdivision is a LANDKREIS ("rural district "); the exceptions are the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
, where the term is simply KREIS. Most major cities in Germany
Germany
are not part of any Kreis, and perform, themselves, functions like those of Kreisen; such a city is referred to as a KREISFREIE STADT (literally "district-free city") or STADTKREIS ("urban district"). Kreise stand at an intermediate level of administration between each German state (s. Land, p. Länder) and the municipal governments (s. Gemeinde, p. Gemeinden ) within it. These correspond to level-3 administrative units in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS 3), and are roughly equivalent to counties in the United States
United States

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Köln (region)
COLOGNE (English: /kəˈloʊn/ ; German : Köln, pronounced ( listen ), Colognian : Kölle ( listen )) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and the fourth-largest city in Germany
Germany
(after Berlin
Berlin
, Hamburg
Hamburg
, and Munich
Munich
). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr
Rhine-Ruhr
metropolitan region, one of the major European metropolitan areas, and with more than ten million inhabitants, the largest in Germany
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Regierungsbezirk
A German REGIERUNGSBEZIRK (pronounced , often abbreviated to REG.-BEZ.; English: administrative district ) is an administrative district of one of the nation's federal states . Its governing body is called a Regierungspräsidium or Bezirksregierung (district government), and is headed by a Regierungspräsident (district president). The Regierungsbezirke do not legislate; rather, each acts as a mid-level agent of its federal state, and is concerned mostly with administrative decisions on a local level for the (rural or urban) locale that is its jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Translations * 2 History * 3 Regierungsbezirke by state * 4 Historic Regierungsbezirke * 5 References * 6 External links TRANSLATIONS Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
is variously translated as "governmental district", "administrative district" or "province", with the first two being closest literal translations
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Landesbetrieb Information Und Technik NRW
The STATISTICAL OFFICES OF THE GERMAN STATES (German : STATISTISCHE LANDESäMTER) carry out the task of collecting official statistics in Germany
Germany
together and in cooperation with the FEDERAL STATISTICAL OFFICE . The implementation of statistics according to Article 83 of the constitution is executed at state level
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France
FRANCE (French: ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: République française, pronounced ), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe
Europe
, as well as several overseas regions and territories . The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea
North Sea
, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America
South America
and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Heinsberg (district)
HEINSBERG is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
Germany
with the town of Heinsberg
Heinsberg
as its capital. Neighbouring districts are Viersen , Neuss , Düren and Aachen , the city of Mönchengladbach
Mönchengladbach
and the Dutch province Limburg . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 2.1 Rivers * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe area fell to Prussia
Prussia
in 1815, which in 1816 created the three districts Heinsberg, Erkelenz and Geilenkirchen . In 1932 the districts Heinsberg
Heinsberg
and Geilenkirchen were merged, and in 1972 the Erkelenz district was merged as well
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Aachen
AACHEN (German pronunciation: ( listen )) or BAD AACHEN, traditionally known in English and French as AIX-LA-CHAPELLE (French pronunciation: ​ ), is a spa and border city in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
Germany
. Aachen
Aachen
was the preferred residence of Charlemagne
Charlemagne
, and, from 936 to 1531, the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans . Aachen
Aachen
is the westernmost city in Germany, located near the borders with Belgium
Belgium
and the Netherlands
Netherlands
, 61 km (38 mi) west south west of Cologne
Cologne
in a former coal-mining area. RWTH Aachen University is located in the city. Aachen's industries include science, engineering and information technology
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