Hanover

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Hanover is a City located at 52° 22' 33" N, 9° 43' 55" E. It is located in the Region Lower Saxony.

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Hanover or Hannover, on the River Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, 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 the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover. Hanover is located 177 miles (285 km) west of Berlin, 94 miles (151 km) south of Hamburg, 392 miles (631 km) north of Munich, and 85 miles (137 km) east of Osnabrück.

From 1868 to 1946 Hanover was the capital of the Prussian Province of Hanover and also of the Hanover administrative region until that was abolished in 2005.

With a population of 518,386 (31 December 2013) Hanover is a major centre of Northern Germany and the country's thirteenth largest city. Hanover is also known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair and the CeBIT.