Official English Name: Federal Republic of Germany
Official Local Name(s): Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Common English Name: Germany
Capital: Berlin

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Official Language(s)

German
Secondary Languages: Turkish

Resources

Coal, Lignite, Natural gas, Iron ore, Copper, Nickel, Uranium, Potash, Salt, Construction materials, Timber, Arable land

Neighbors

Denmark (North), Netherlands (Northwest), Belgium (West), Luxembourg (West), France (Southwest), Switzerland (Southwest), Austria (South), Czech Republic (East), Poland (East)

Ethnic groups

German (80.0%), Other European (11.6%), Turkish (3.7%), Asian (1.7%), Mixed (1.5%)

People

Est. Population:

80,722,792

Demonym:

German

Religions:

Atheist (33.5%)
Roman Catholic (29.5%)
Evangelical (27.9%)
Muslim (5.0%)
Orthodox (1.5%)

Largest City:

Berlin (3,520,031)

Other Cities:

Hamburg (1,787,408)
Munich (1,450,381)
Cologne (1,060,582)
Frankfurt (732,688)
Stuttgart (623,788)

Geography

Region:

Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

North Sea (Northwest)
Baltic Sea (Northeast)

Total Area:

357,022 km2 (97.7% land, 2.3% water)

Total Land:

3,694 km

Total Coastline:

2,389 km

Climate

Temperate
Marine

Terrain:

Northern lowlands
Central uplands
Southern mountains

Highest Point

Zugspitze (2,963 m)

Lowest Point

Neuendorf bei Wilster (-3.54 m)

Natural Disasters

Flooding

Government

Type:

Federal Republic

Heads of State:

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Head of Government:

Chancellor Angela Merkel

Admin. Divisions

16 States

Independence:

3 October 1990 (Reunification of West and East Germany)

Nat'l Symbol:

Golden eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

Das Lied der Deutschen

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$47,000 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.de

Telephone Code

+49

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 40 - Germany
Posted on Tuesday March 14, 2017

Cultural Notes

Germans tend to be reserved and shy, but do not mistake this for unfriendliness. They are just as willing to meet and interact with new people as anybody else.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gm.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/1Ysceyk (Ethnic data)
http://bit.ly/2fGuybj (Religious data)
http://bit.ly/1DxfO16 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)Information accurate to best of ability as of 5 November 2016