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Germany

Official English Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Official Local Name(s): Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Common English Name: Germany

Capital: Berlin

REGION
Central Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Denmark (North)
Netherlands (Northwest)
Belgium (West)
Luxembourg (West)
France (Southwest)
Switzerland (Southwest)
Austria (South)
Czech Republic (East)
Poland (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
North Sea (Northwest)
Baltic Sea (Northeast)
TOTAL AREA
357,022 km2 (97.7% land, 2.3% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Coal
Lignite
Natural gas
Iron ore
Copper
Nickel
Uranium
Potash
Salt
Construction materials
Timber
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
DEMONYM
German
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
German (80.0%)
Other European (11.6%)
Turkish (3.7%)
Asian (1.7%)
Mixed (1.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
German
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Turkish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Atheist (33.5%)
Roman Catholic (29.5%)
Evangelical (27.9%)
Muslim (5.0%)
Orthodox (1.5%)
POPULATION
80,722,792
LARGEST CITY
Berlin (3,520,031)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Hamburg (1,787,408)
Munich (1,450,381)
Cologne (1,060,582)
Frankfurt (732,688)
Stuttgart (623,788)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Joachim Gauck
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Chancellor Angela Merkel
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
16 States
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
3 October 1990 (Reunification of West and East Germany)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Das Lied der Deutschen
GDP PER CAPITA
$47,000 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.90
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.de
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+49

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.

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