Hannover or Hanover is the capital city(landeshauptstadt) of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. It is a major centre of Northern Germany, known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs like CeBIT and Hannover fair(hence called Messestadt i.e. Ciy of fairs). It is also home to many German companies like Continental tyres, Volkswagen Deutschland, WABCO and other major companies. Hannover is also of national importance because of its universities and medical school. It has its own international airport (AITA code:HAJ) and is a major crossing point of railways and Autobahn. It connects the European main lines in east-west-direction and North-south-direction. It is one of the greenest cities in Germany and home to one of the oldest and best zoos in Germany. The Herrenhäuser garden (Royal garden) of Hannover is one of the most distinguished baroque gardens of Europe. The history of the gardens spans several centuries, and they remain a popular attraction to this day. Hannover is an ideal city for students and professionals alike, with its foreigners-friendly citizens and an international stature.
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