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Autobahn
The German Autobahn
Autobahn
sign with route markers for Bundesautobahnen 1, 3 & 5A map of the German Bundesautobahnen networkSystem informationMaintained by Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale InfrastrukturLength 12,996 km (2016) (8,075 mi)Highway namesAutobahns: Bundesautobahn X (BAB X or A X)Autobahns 3 and 5 at Frankfurter Kreuz
Frankfurter Kreuz
near Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am MainThe Autobahn
Autobahn
(German: Autobahn
Autobahn
IPA: [ˈʔaʊtoˌba:n] ( listen), plural Autobahnen) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany. The official German term is Bundesautobahn (plural Bundesautobahnen, abbreviated BAB), which translates as "federal motorway"
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Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
(German: Niedersachsen [ˈniːdɐzaksn̩], Low German: Neddersassen) is a German state (Land) situated in northwestern Germany. It is the second largest state by land area, with 47,624 square kilometres (18,388 sq mi), and fourth largest in population (7.9 million) among the sixteen Länder federated as the Federal Republic of Germany. In rural areas Northern Low Saxon, a dialect of Low German, and Saterland Frisian, a variety of the Frisian language, are still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining. Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse
Hesse
and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Netherlands
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Frankfurt Rhine-Main
 Hesse  Rhineland-Palatinate  BavariaLargest Cities Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main Darmstadt Mainz Offenbach WiesbadenGovernment[1] • Type Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Conurbation Planning Association • Verbandsdirektor Heiko Kasseckert (CDU)Area • Metro 14,800 km2 (5,700 sq mi)Population • Metro 5,821,523 • Metro density 391.89/km2 (1,015.0/sq mi)Time zone CET (UTC+1)GRP 2012Nominal €172/ $222 billion (6th in EU)Website Planungsv
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Saxony
The Free State of Saxony[4] (German: Freistaat Sachsen [ˈfʁaɪ̯ʃtaːt ˈzaksn̩]; Upper Sorbian: Swobodny stat Sakska) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony
Saxony
Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland
Poland
(Lower Silesian and Lubusz Voivodeships) and the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(Karlovy Vary, Liberec and Ústí nad Labem Regions). Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig. Saxony
Saxony
is the tenth largest of Germany's sixteen states, with an area of 18,413 square kilometres (7,109 sq mi), and the sixth most populous, with 4 million people. The history of the state of Saxony
Saxony
spans more than a millennium
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Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
(German: Sachsen-Anhalt, pronounced [ˌzaksn̩ ˈʔanhalt])[5] is a landlocked federal state of Germany
Germany
surrounded by the federal states of Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, Saxony
Saxony
and Thuringia. Its capital is Magdeburg
Magdeburg
and its largest city is Halle (Saale). Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
covers an area of 20,447.7 square kilometres (7,894.9 sq mi)[6] and has a population of 2.23 million. It is the 8th largest state in Germany
Germany
by area and the 10th largest by population. The state of Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
grew out of the former Prussian Province of Saxony
Saxony
and Free State of Anhalt
Free State of Anhalt
during Prussia's dissolution after World War II
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Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (German: [ˈkɔnʁaːt ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈjoːzəf ˈaːdəˌnaʊ̯ɐ] ( listen); 5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman who served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
(West Germany) from 1949 to 1963
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Lower Rhine Region
The Lower Rhine
Lower Rhine
region or Niederrhein is a region around the Lower Rhine
Rhine
section of the river Rhine
Rhine
in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between approximately Oberhausen
Oberhausen
and Krefeld
Krefeld
in the East and the Dutch border around Kleve
Kleve
in the West. As the region can be defined either geographically, linguistically, culturally, or by political, economic and traffic relations throughout the centuries, as well as by more recent political subdivisions, its precise borders are disputable and occasionally may be seen as extending beyond the Dutch border
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Pirmasens
Pirmasens
Pirmasens
is an independent town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France. It was famous for the manufacture of shoes. The surrounding rural district was called Landkreis Pirmasens from 1818 until 1997, when it was renamed to Südwestpfalz.Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 20th century 1.3 21st century2 Main sights 3 Incorporations 4 Politics 5 Twin towns 6 Culture6.1 Events 6.2 Music 6.3 Theater7 Sport 8 Companies 9 Education 10 Notable people 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External linksHistory[edit] Early years[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (April 2012)The first mention of "Pirminiseusna", a colony of Hornbach Abbey, dates from 860. The name derives from St. Pirminius, the founder of the cloister
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Cologne
Cologne
Cologne
(English: /kəˈloʊn/; German: Köln, pronounced [kœln] ( listen), Ripuarian: Kölle [ˈkœɫə] ( listen)) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and the fourth most populated city in Germany
Germany
(after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr
Rhine-Ruhr
metropolitan region which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas. Cologne
Cologne
is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf
and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn. Cologne
Cologne
is located on both sides of the Rhine, near Germany's borders with Belgium
Belgium
and the Netherlands
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Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
(German: Rheinland-Pfalz, pronounced [ˈʁaɪ̯nlant ˈp͡falt͡s]; French: Rhénanie-Palatinat; Dutch: Rijnland-Palts) is one of the 16 states (German: Bundesländer) of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has an area of 19,846 square kilometres (7,663 sq mi) and about four million inhabitants. Its state capital and largest city is Mainz.[4] Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
is located in western Germany
Germany
and was formed after World War II
World War II
by the French military government from parts of regions that were historically separate
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Saarland
The Saarland
Saarland
(German: das Saarland, pronounced [das ˈzaːɐ̯lant]; French: la Sarre [la saʁ]) is one of the sixteen states (or Bundesländer) of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its capital at Saarbrücken, it has an area of 2,570 km² and its population (as of 30 April 2012) is approximately 1,012,000.[4] In terms of both area and population size – apart from the city-states of Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg
Hamburg
– it is Germany's smallest state
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Hesse
Hesse
Hesse
(/ˈhɛsə/)[4] or Hessia (German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩], Hessian dialect: Hesse
Hesse
[ˈhɛzə]) is a federal state (Land) of the Federal Republic of Germany, with just over six million inhabitants. The state capital is Wiesbaden; the largest city is Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main. Until the unification of Germany, the territory of Hesse
Hesse
was occupied by the Grand Duchy of Hesse, the Duchy of Nassau, the free city of Frankfurt and the Electorate of Hesse, known also as Hesse-Cassel. Due to divisions after World War II, the modern federal state does not cover the entire cultural region of Hesse, which includes both the State of Hesse
Hesse
and the area known as Rhenish Hesse
Rhenish Hesse
(Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The English name "Hesse" originates in the Hessian dialects
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Baden-Württemberg
Baden- Württemberg
Württemberg
(/ˈbɑːdən vɜːrtəmˌbɜːrɡ/;[4] German pronunciation: [ˌbaːdn̩ˈvʏʁtm̩bɛʁk] ( listen)) is a state in Germany
Germany
located in the southwest, east of the Upper Rhine that forms the border with France
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Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Brandenburg
(German pronunciation: [ˈbʁandn̩bʊɐ̯k] ( listen); Low German: Brannenborg, Lower Sorbian: Bramborska, Upper Sorbian: Braniborsko) is one of the sixteen federated states of Germany. It lies in the northeast of the country covering an area of 29,478 square kilometers and has 2.48 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Potsdam. Brandenburg
Brandenburg
surrounds but does not include the national capital and city-state Berlin
Berlin
forming a metropolitan area. Originating in the medieval Northern March, the Margraviate of Brandenburg
Brandenburg
grew to become the core of the Kingdom of Prussia, which would later become the Free State of Prussia
Free State of Prussia
with part being the province of Brandenburg
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Bavaria
Anthem: Bayernhymne  (German) "Hymn of Bavaria"Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 11°25′52″E / 48.77750°N 11.43111°E / 48.77750; 11.43111Country GermanyCapital MunichGovernment • Body Landtag of Bavaria • Minister-President Markus Söder
Markus Söder
(CSU – Christian Social Union of Bavaria) • Governing party CSU • Bundesrat votes 6 (of 69)Area • Total 70,550.19 km2 (27,239.58 sq mi)Population (2016-12-31)[1] • Total 12,930,75
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