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Volkswagen Beetle
The VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE – officially the VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 1, informally in Germany the KäFER (German, "beetle") and in parts of the English-speaking world the BUG – is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engine economy car manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. The need for this kind of car, and its functional objectives, was formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany , Adolf Hitler , who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country's new road network . Hitler contracted Ferdinand Porsche in 1934 to design and build it. Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design. The influence on Porsche's design of other contemporary cars, such as the Tatra V570 and the work of Josef Ganz remains a subject of dispute. The result was one of the first rear-engined cars since the Brass Era
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Volkswagen New Beetle
The VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE is a compact car , introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle . Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front , driving the front wheels , with luggage storage in the rear. Many special editions have been released, such as the Malibu Barbie New Beetle. In May 2010, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
announced that production of the current body of the New Beetle would cease in 2011. In 2011 for the 2012 model-year, a new Beetle model, the Beetle (A5) , replaced the New Beetle. It is often referred to as the New Beetle as well
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Volkswagen Beetle (A5)
The VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE (also sold as the VOLKSWAGEN COCCINELLE, VOLKSWAGEN MAGGIOLINO, VOLKSWAGEN FUSCA in some countries) is a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen
Volkswagen
introduced in 2011 for the 2012 model year , as the successor to the New Beetle launched in 1997. It features a lower profile while retaining an overall shape recalling the original Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Type 1 Beetle . One of Volkswagen's goals with the model was to give it a more aggressive appearance while giving it some stylistic aspects reminiscent of the Beetle\'s design. This was an attempt to distance the new model from the Volkswagen New Beetle , produced from 1997 to 2011, which never approached the success of the first Beetle
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Volkswagen
VOLKSWAGEN (German pronunciation: - listen (help ·info )), shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on May 28, 1937 by the German Labour Front and headquartered in Wolfsburg . It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group , the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016. _Volkswagen_ is German for "people's car", and the company's current international advertising slogan is just "Volkswagen". American English pronunciation is approximately "volks wagon" (_ listen (help ·info ))
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Wolfsburg
WOLFSBURG (German pronunciation: ( listen )) is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony . Located on the River Aller . It lies about 75 km (47 mi) east of Hanover and 230 km (143 mi) west of Berlin
Berlin
. The Volkswagen Arena In 2013, Wolfsburg ranked as the richest city in Germany with a GDP per capita of $128,000, due to its thriving auto industry. Wolfsburg is famous as the location of Volkswagen AG 's headquarters and the world's biggest car plant. The Autostadt is a visitor attraction next to the Volkswagen factory that features the company's model range: Audi , Bentley , Bugatti , Ducati , Lamborghini , MAN , Neoplan , Porsche , Scania , SEAT , Škoda Auto and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
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Hanover
HANOVER or HANNOVER (/ˈhænoʊvər/ ; German : _Hannover_, pronounced (_ listen )), on the River Leine , is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen_), and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover ). At the end of the Napoleonic Wars , the Electorate was enlarged to become a Kingdom with Hanover as its capital. From 1868 to 1946 Hanover was the capital of the Prussian Province of Hanover and afterwards of the Hanover administrative region until that was abolished in 2005. It is now the capital of the _Land_ of Lower Saxony
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Emden
EMDEN is a town and seaport in Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
in the northwest of Germany, on the river Ems . It is the main town of the region of East Frisia and, in 2011, had a total population of 51,528
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Ingolstadt
INGOLSTADT (German pronunciation: ( listen ); Austro-Bavarian ) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria
Bavaria
, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is located along the banks of the River Danube
Danube
, in the centre of Bavaria. As of 31 December 2014 , Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt
had 131,002 citizens. It is part of the Munich
Munich
Metropolitan Area, which has a total population of more than 5 million. The _ Illuminati _, a Bavarian secret society , was founded in Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt
in the late 18th century. Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt
is a setting in the novel _ Frankenstein
Frankenstein
_ by Mary Shelley , where the scientist Victor Frankenstein
Frankenstein
creates his monster
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Osnabrück
OSNABRüCK (German pronunciation: ( listen ); Westphalian : Ossenbrügge; archaic English: Osnaburg) is a city in the federal state of Lower-Saxony
Lower-Saxony
in north-west Germany
Germany
. It is situated in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest . With a population of 168,145, Osnabrück
Osnabrück
is one of the four largest cities in Lower Saxony. The city is the centrepoint of the Osnabrück Land region as well as the District of Osnabrück
Osnabrück
. The founding of Osnabrück
Osnabrück
was linked to its positioning on important European trading routes. Charles the Great
Charles the Great
founded the Diocese of Osnabrück
Osnabrück
in 780. The city was also a member of the Hanseatic League
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Melbourne
MELBOURNE (/ˈmɛlbən/ ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian
Australian
state of Victoria , and the second-most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania
Oceania
. The name "Melbourne" refers to an urban agglomeration spanning 9,900 km2 (3,800 sq mi), which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre . The metropolis is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip and expands into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon mountain ranges, Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula
and Yarra Valley . Melbourne
Melbourne
consists of 31 municipalities . It has a population of 4,641,636 as of 2016 , and its inhabitants are called Melburnians
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Brussels
}} BRUSSELS (French : _Bruxelles_, (_ listen ); Dutch : Brussel_, (_ listen )), officially the BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION (French : Région de Bruxelles-Capitale_, Dutch : _ Brussels
Brussels
Hoofdstedelijk Gewest_), is a region of Belgium
Belgium
comprising 19 municipalities , including the City of Brussels
Brussels
which is the capital of Belgium
Belgium
. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium
Belgium
and the Flemish Community , but is separate from the region of Flanders
Flanders
(in which it forms an enclave ) or Wallonia . Compared to most regions in Europe, Brussels has a relatively small territory, with an area of ​​161 km² (62.31 sq mi)
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São Bernardo Do Campo
SãO BERNARDO DO CAMPO (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo
São Paulo
. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo
Metropolitan Region of São Paulo
. The population is 816,925 (2015 est.) in an area of 409.51 km². CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 2.1 Climate * 3 Demographics * 3.1 Ethnic groups * 4 Economy * 5 Education * 5.1 Colleges and universities * 6 Transportation * 6.1 Roads * 6.2 Public transportation * 7 Today * 8 International relations * 8.1 Twin towns – Sister cities * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYThe city was founded by João Ramalho in 1553 and was known as Vila de Santo André
Santo André
da Borda do Campo de Piratininga, soon transferred to another nearby place, safer from hostile tribes
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Heinola
HEINOLA is a town and a municipality of 19,172 inhabitants (31 August 2017) located in the region of Päijänne Tavastia
Päijänne Tavastia
, Finland
Finland
. Neighbour municipalities: Asikkala , Hartola , Iitti
Iitti
, Kouvola , Mäntyharju
Mäntyharju
, Nastola
Nastola
, Pertunmaa and Sysmä . Heinola
Heinola
is perhaps best known for its summer activities such as the Sauna-sitting World Championships , and for being the cradle of rheumasurgery
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Jakarta
JAKARTA (/dʒəˈkɑːrtə/ ), officially the SPECIAL CAPITAL REGION OF JAKARTA, is the capital and most populous city of Indonesia . Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java , the city is the center of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014 . Greater Jakarta metropolitan area, which is known as Jabodetabek (a name formed by combining the initial syllables of Jakarta, Bogor , Depok , Tangerang and Bekasi ), is the second largest urban agglomeration in the world, with population of 30,214,303 inhabitants as of 2010 census. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over Indonesian archipelago, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures
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Dublin
DUBLIN (/ˈdʌblᵻn/ , Irish : _Baile Átha Cliath_ ) is the capital and largest city of Ireland . Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey . The city has an urban area population of 1,173,179. The population of the Greater Dublin Area , as of 2016 , was 1,904,806 people. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion . The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State , later renamed Ireland. Dublin is administered by a City Council
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Shah Alam
SHAH ALAM /ʃɑː ˈɑːləm/ is a city and the state capital of Selangor , Malaysia and situated within the Petaling District and a small portion of the neighbouring Klang District . Shah Alam replaced Kuala Lumpur as the capital city of the state of Selangor in 1978 due to Kuala Lumpur's incorporation into a Federal Territory in 1974. Shah Alam was the first planned city in Malaysia after independence from Britain in 1957
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