Berlín

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Berlin (/bərˈlɪn/; German pronunciation: [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn] ( listen)) is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany on the River Spree, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about 4½ million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.
First documented in the 13th century, Berlin became the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–33) and the Third Reich (1933–45). Berlin in the 1920s was the third largest municipality in the world. After World War II, the city, along with the German state, was divided – into East Berlin — capital of the German Democratic Republic, colloquially identified in English as East Germany — and West Berlin, a political exclave (surrounded by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989) and a de facto (although not de jure) state of the Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially in English as West Germany from 1949 to 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, the city was once more designated as the capital of all Germany.
Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science, hosting 147 foreign embassies. Its economy is primarily based on high-tech industries and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations, and convention venues. Berlin also serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport and is a popular tourist destination. Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering, and renewable energy.
Berlin is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities and is host to many sporting events. Its urban setting and historical legacy have made it a popular location for international film productions. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks, and an extremely high quality of living.
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Berlín (Berlin en alemán (Acerca de este sonido [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn] (?·i))) es la capital de Alemania y uno de los dieciséis estados federados alemanes. Se localiza al noreste de Alemania, a escasos 70 km de la frontera con Polonia. Por la ciudad fluyen los ríos Spree, Havel, Panke, Dahme y Wuhle. Con una población de 3,4 millones de habitantes, Berlín es la ciudad más poblada del país, así como la segunda ciudad en tamaño y la quinta aglomeración urbana entre los países de la Unión Europea.
Fundada en 1237 como Cölln, Berlín fue sucesivamente capital del Reino de Prusia (1701-1918), de la República de Weimar (1919–1933) y del Tercer Reich (1933–1945). Después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la ciudad fue dividida; la parte este de la ciudad se convirtió en la capital de la República Democrática Alemana, mientras que la región oeste de la ciudad se convirtió en un enclave de la República Federal de Alemania en el interior de la Alemania Oriental.
Berlín es una ciudad mundial y un centro cultural y artístico de primer nivel. Es una de las ciudades más influyentes en el ámbito político de la Unión Europea y en 2006 fue elegida Ciudad Creativa por la Unesco. En 2009 la ciudad recibió el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia.
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