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Berlin is the capital city and it is a largest city in Germany. In population wise the city is the second most populated city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is situated in northeastern Germany; it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has 4.4 million residents from over 190 nations. It has been one of Europe's most significant economic, cultural and political centers - for better or worse - since its origins as a trading post in the 13th century. There are notorious universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities, as well as host of many sporting events. The city has three opera houses, over 150 theatres and playhouses, over 170 museums and collections and over 200 private galleries. The city is also known as 'Golden Twenties'. It is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. The city economy is mainly based on the service sector, surrounding a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, and convention venues. Berlin also serves as a continental center for air and rail transport, and is a popular tourist destination these are also playing a major role in the city's economy. Berlin also occupies a special place in Europe as an very liberal, socially progressive and tolerant city, placed in the heart of the continent, where East meets West. West Berlin's separation was later resistant by the real barrier erected in 1961 and known as the Berlin Wall.
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Berlin Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The city of Berlin is the major cultural center it has many symphony orchestras, opera companies, repertory theaters, and museums. There are three opera houses, over 1500 theatres and stages, more than 175 museums and collections, roughly 300 galleries, in excess of 250 public libraries, 130 cinemas and a multitude of other cultural potentials in Berlin. It is also have many parks and gardens; Tiergarten Park is the large park in Berlin covers the reconstructed Reichstag building with its glass dome and the Berlin zoo. The city has number of museums are those in the Cultural Forum in the western part of the city, with the New National Gallery and the Gemaldegarie; those in Museum Island in the eastern part of the city, as well as the Altes Museum and the Pergamon Museum; and the Berlin Museum-Jewish Museum complex in the Kreuzberg district. The city holds many annual cultural budgets of almost one billion euros per year and it is a world leader when it comes to culture. In this city people Love Parade Just as many people attended 1999's Love Parade. Berlin has the whole thing to fulfill even the greatest cultural appetite. The Berlin's ballet companies may have reduced from three to one due to lack of funding, but its three significant opera houses have amazingly eluded closure despite the dry coffers. The city has sum of very special occasions put the cherry on the cake of Berlin's cultural Programme. The city has wonderful number of fitness centers and sports clubs, while most Berliners take part in mass sports. This is home to insufficient professional sports clubs, between which are Hertha BSC Berlin and 1. FC Union Berlin playing soccer in the first and second divisions of German soccer respectively, the Eisbaren, Alba and the American Football team, Berlin Thunder. The city sets on a show to rival all others, the yearly Karneval der Kulturen on every year of summer.

Berlin Demographics
Berlin total population - 3,440,441
Berlin Turkey population - 104,556
Berlin Poland population - 40,988
Berlin Serbia population - 19,230
Berlin Italy population - 15,842
Berlin Russia population - 15,332
Berlin United States population - 12,733
Berlin France population - 13,262
Berlin Vietnam population - 13,199
Berlin Croatia population - 10,104
Berlin Bosnia and Herzegovina population - 10,198
Berlin UK population - 10,191
Berlin Greece population - 9,301
Berlin Austria population - 9,246
Berlin Ukraine population - 8,324
Berlin Lebanon population - 7,078
Berlin Spain population - 7,670
Berlin People's Republic of China population - 5,632
Berlin Bulgaria population - 9,988
Berlin Thailand population - 5,037

Berlin Education
The city has above 1200 public and private schools; these are putting a wide range of educational models into practice. Necessary schooling begins for Berlin students at age seven and lasts for nine or ten years. There are several other colleges that provide to more specific professions and trades. The city education focus here is on improving the excellence of schools by making structural changes, reshaping the framework curricula, instituting reforms in teaching and learning, accentuating the improvement of school profiles, giving the individual schools more autonomy and responsibility, and providing effective support to children and teenagers who are educationally deprived. The discerned courses tailored to students' needs and aptitudes, with no provisional period and no repeating of grades, create an optimal environment for learning and achieving. Berlin schools offers all-day observation and lead to all of Germany's different high-school diplomas.

Berlin History
The city of Berlin had an exciting history. It was established in the 13th century. It presumed importance as a Hanseatic League town in the 14th century and became the seat of the electors of Brandenburg in 1486. From the 18th and 19th century Berlin was the center of the Revolution against King Frederick William IV. In the year of 1866 the city became a seat of the North German Confederation and in 1871 it was made the capital of the German Empire. In the period of 1920s the city as the capital of the Weimar Republic, Berlin suffered severe economic crises but it was also a bright cultural center. From 1933 to 1945 the city was repetitively bombed from the air by the Allies, but the heaviest destruction was caused by a Soviet artillery barrage of unprecedented intensity that preceded the capture (May 2, 1945) of the city by Marshal Zhukov. After the 1945 the Soviets occupied the sector that then became known as East Berlin. Berlin developed a major cold war issue, and efforts at international agreement ended in deadlock as the USSR sought to confiscate all Western control from West Berlin and the Western powers preserved that settlement of the Berlin problem depended on reunification of Germany. In 1949 the Berlin was announced the capital of the new German Democratic Republic and in 1950 West Berlin was recognized as one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Excavations from 2008 advise that the city may be even older than was before assumed state archaeologists have exposed an oak beam that possibly dates back to 1183. Nearly no other metropolis has knowledgeable such numerous, radical change transforming the face of the city. While Berlin saw steady development in its importance, dazzling epochs staggered with darker eras. However, the formerly separated city has prospered in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe. Now Berlin is major developed and largest city in Germany.

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Berlin Tourism
Tourism industry is quickly developing and it is presently the third most visited city in Europe. Berlin has an annually total of nearly 135 million daily visitors, which puts it in third place between the most-visited city destinations in the European Union. Tourism in Berlin is probable to be a main part of any visit to this city and there are surely many typically German tourist attractions to savour. Tourists must surely look out for the Brandenburg Gate, which has become one of the city's most identifiable and photographed attractions, as well as the 'Story of Berlin' Exhibition, the trendy Potsdamer Platz and the hard-to-miss Television Tower. Yearly the city has millions of tourists from around the world head to this beautiful city.

Berlin Transportation
Berlin transportation is main part of the city's economy. It is infrastructure is extremely complex, providing a very various range of urban mobility. Berlin is connected to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the River Rhine by an extensive network of rivers, lakes and canals. The Berlin has two commercial airports; they are Tegel Airport and Schonefeld Airport both are together handled 22,3 million passengers in 2010. Tegel Airport is the European center of Air Berlin, whereas Schonefeld services generally low-cost airline travel.

Berlin Universities
Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany - 3,618 Students
Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany - 29,234 Students
Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany - 34,072 Students
Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany - 31,304 Students

Berlin Tourist Attractions
The Berlin Wall
Brandenburg Gate
Castles and Gardens of Potsdam and Berlin
Nikolaikirche (Nicolai Church)
Pariser Platz (City Square)
Berliner Schloss (Berlin Castle)
Bodemuseum at Museum Island
Pergamon Museum
Nationalgalerie (The National Gallery)
Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)
Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (Friedrichswerder Church)

Berlin Libraries
Berlin State Library
German National Library
Philological Library
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
Zentralbibliothek der TU und UdK Berlin

Berlin Religions
Berlin Evangelical Church Population is 19.4%
Berlin Roman Catholic population is 9.4%
Berlin other Christian population is 2.7%
Berlin Muslim Orthodox population is 8.9%

Berlin Government
Berlin is the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany; it is the present system of the constitution of the Federal State of Berlin was put into place in 1950 in former allied-controlled West Berlin. This was then occupied by the Allied powers-America, Britain and France. The current constitution of the local government was finally offered in the year 1994. The Berlin House of Representatives has 169 representative members they are all elected for a term of four years. The House selects the Mayor of Berlin and with the Mayor nominates the 8 Senators. Only the House has the power to dismiss a Senator. The House also controls the budget for the State of Berlin. Senators are answerable for their respective departments.

Berlin Economy
Berlin's economy has suffered important structural change in the before 15 years. Berlin has grown up quicker in the previous five years than in the rest of the country. Now its economy development of the service sector has away hand in hand with a drop in industry and construction. Berlin remains to contract with constant rehabilitation of the West with the East, as well as an economy that is shifting from the processing to the service sector. The city economy was raised larger through the centuries as a disciplined military force secure foreign tradesmen and helped collect customs tariffs. Mainly the city economy was development in the labor market difficult regular jobs requiring employees to make social insurance assistances, but the number of self-employed people in Berlin also saw a "dramatic increase" by 2009. The city of Berlin is devoting great power in bringing modern, competitive industrial production amenities to the city, not least as an anchor for the developing sector of production-related services.

Berlin Geography
The city of Berlin is capital and largest city of Germany. It is located on Central Europe, the longitudinal place of Berlin is 13o 25' E and the latitudinal position is 52o 32' N. It is situated at an altitude of 34 meters from the sea level. Currently the geographical arrangement of Berlin plays a key role in responsible the climatic conditions of the city. The city's River Havel has a total length of 325 kilometers. The towns that are placed on the banks of River Havel are Berlin, Brandenburg, Werder and Potsdam. The city has humid climate. Summers are warm and sometimes humid with normal high temperatures winters are comparatively cold with average high temperatures and light snowfall mostly follows from December through March, but snow cover does not usually remain for long. User Comments

5/6/2012 andreyWrite Comment
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12/20/2011 jamieWrite Comment
Berlin Football Clubs
Berlin has over 20 football clubs or as it is called in the United States soccer.
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