Thuringia  is a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Known in German as Freistaat Thüringen, it was one of the states of the former East Germany. Thuringia shares a border with  Lower Saxony  to the north,  Saxony-Anhalt  to the northeast,  Saxony  to the east,  Bavaria  to the south and  Hesse  to the west.

Thuringia is located in central Germany. A densely forested state, it is often called the Green Heart of Germany. It covers 16,171 sq km (6,243 sq mi) and has a population of 2.3 million people. Its capital is Erfurt. It observes the Central European Time, which is an hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+1) and two hours ahead during Daylight Saving Time in summer.

Today Thuringia has become a popular destination for nature recreation and winter spots. The state has produced many athletes in winter sports, and in the last two Winter Olympics, athletes from Thuringia won half the gold medals received by Germany.

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