Germany

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General Information

 

The Federal republic of Germany  

Location

Western Europe

Border countries

Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands

Area

357,021 km2

Population

81.8 million

Capital

Berlin

Official language

German

Administrative division

The country consists of 16 states (Lands)

Political system

Federal parliamentart republic

President

Joachim Gauck

Chancellor

Angel Merkel

Parliament

The Bundestag, which serves a 4-year term, consists of at least twice the number of electoral districts in the country (299) and elects the chancellor.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

49

Internet TLD

.de

Electricity

220-240 Volts

Religion

Christianity, followed by Islam, Buddhism and Judaism

Ethnic groups

German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)

International organisations

  • Germany was a founding member of the European Community in 1957, which became the EU in 1993;
  • Germany is a member of the United Nations;
  • NATO;
  • Organization and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE);
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO);
  • The Council of Europe and others.

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