Hannover is the largest and the capital city of the German state of Lower Saxony, and there are 13 districts and 6 Quarters. The population of Hannover is about 500.000.
Hannover was founded in medieval times on the river Leine. The city rights are dated by 13. Century. At this time, Hannover was a small village of fishermen that became a large town. In the 14. Century the main churches of Hannover were built as well as a city wall with 3 city gates.
From 1868 to 1946, Hannover was the capital of the Prussian Province of Hannover.
In the World War 2, city was bombed. Only 1/3 of buildings survived.
Now Hannover is popular place for tourists and there are still parts of Historical center.