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About Berlin

Berlin is both the capital and the largest city in Germany in terms of both area and people. It has 3.7 million people living in it, which makes it the most populated city in the European Union. One of Germany's sixteen states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and is close to Potsdam, the capital of the State of Brandenburg. There are about 4.5 million people in Berlin's urban area. It is the second most populous urban area in Germany, after the Ruhr. There are about 6.2 million people in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region. It is the third-largest metro area in Germany, after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main areas. In 1996, there was a failed attempt to merge both states, but the two states work together on many issues to this day.

Across the Spree, which flows into the Havel, which is part of the Elbe, is Berlin. The Spree, Havel, and Dahme rivers form many lakes in the western and southeastern parts of the city. The largest of these is Lake Muggelsee, which is formed by the Spree, Havel, and Dahme rivers. Due to its location on the European Plain, Berlin has a temperate seasonal climate because it is close to the sea. A third of the city's land is made up of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals, and lakes. There are a lot of dialects in Central Germany, and the language spoken in Berlin is one of them.

There were two important trade routes that crossed in the middle of Berlin when it was first written down in the 13th century and became important places for people to go. The Margraviate of Brandenburg, the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and Nazi Germany were all based in Berlin. In the 1920s, Berlin was the third-largest city in the world. It was split up after World War II, when the victorious countries took it over. West Berlin became a "de facto exclave" of West Germany, surrounded by the Berlin Wall from August 1961 to November 1989, and East Berlin was a part of West Germany. East Berlin became the capital of East Germany, while Bonn became the capital of West Germany. Germans came together in 1990, and Berlin was again the capital city of all of them.

Berlin is a place where people from all over the world come to learn about culture, politics, media, and science. For the most part, its economy is based on high-tech firms and service businesses that include many different types. These businesses include a wide range of creative industries, research institutions, media companies, and convention centres. Europe's main hub for air and rail traffic, Berlin is also very complicated to get around. The metropolis is a popular place for tourists to visit. IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology, construction, and electronics are also important industries.

The Humboldt University, the Technical University, the Free University, the University of the Arts, ESMT Berlin, the Hertie School, and Bard College Berlin are all in Berlin. It has one of the most popular zoos in Europe and one of the most popular in the world. With Babelsberg being the world's first big movie studio complex, Berlin is becoming more and more popular as a location for international film projects. The city is known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary art, and a very high standard of living. It also has a lot of interesting things to do. Since the 2000s, Berlin has become a place where people from all over the world start businesses.

This city has three places that are on the World Heritage List: Museum Island; the Palaces and Parks of the Cities of Potsdam and Berlin; and the Berlin Modernism Housing Projects. Among other things, there is Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate. The Reichstag building, Potsdamer Platz, and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe are some of the other landmarks. There is also the East Side Gallery and the Berlin Victory Column. There are a lot of museums, galleries, libraries, orchestras, and sporting events in Berlin. In addition, there are the Bode Museum and the Pergamon museum. They also have a history museum, a natural history museum and a Humboldt Forum, which is a meeting place for people who want to learn more about history.

Berlin is in northeastern Germany, east of the River Elbe. The River Elbe and the River (Saxon or Thuringian) Saale once formed the eastern border of the Frankish Realm. There were a lot of Germanic tribes living in the Frankish Realm, but there were also a lot of Slavic tribes living east of the border rivers. So, most of the cities and villages in northeastern Germany have names that are based on words from the Slavic language (Germania Slavica). Germanized place names with Slavic-derived suffixes and prefixes like Windisch or Wendisch often have suffixes like "ow," "itz," "vitz," "witz," "itzsch," "in," and "ow." A lot of people think that the name Berlin comes from the language of the West Slavic people who lived in the area of today's Berlin. It may also be related to the Old Polabian stem berl?/birl?, which means "to be or to be" ("swamp"). People in the city's coat of arms see a bear because the Ber- sounds like the German word "Bar." It shows how to bend your arms.

Five of the twelve boroughs in Berlin have names that are at least partly Slavic: Pankow, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Treptow-Kopenick, and Spandau (named Spandow until 1878). It has ninety-six neighbourhoods, and twenty-two of them have names that are at least partly Slavic. These are Altglienicke, Alt-Treptow; Britz; Buch; Buckow; Gatow; Karow; Kladow; Kopenick; Lankwitz; Lubars; Malchow; Marzahn; Pankow; Prenzlauer Berg; Rudow; Schmockwitz; Spandau; Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow; Steglitz; Tegel; and Zehlendorf. It's named after the Huguenots. The neighbourhood of Moabit has a French-sounding name.

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