Germany: Quick Overviews & Facts

In Europe, Germany is the largest populated country and the most industrialized. Germany is bordered by Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

It is well known for its many inventions like the printing press, bicycle, x-ray machine, contact lenses, theory of relativity, the television, mp3 technology, but it has additionally provided Europe with some of the most well-known and accomplished composers, philosophers and poets.

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Capital: Berlin
Leader: President: Joachim Gauck
Leader: Chancellor: Angela Merkel
Government type: Federal Republic of Germany , Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Population: 82 million.est. 1
Languages: German (official) 95%, along with Turkish (2,110,000), Croatian (652,000), Northern Kurdish (541,000), Italian (548,000), Russian (360,000), Greek (314,000), English (273,000), Spanish (134,000), Dutch (101,000) 2.
Ethnic Diversity: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, Italian 0.7%, Greek 0.4%, Polish 0.4%, other 4.6% 3
Official Currency: Euro (€)
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Germany's winters are commonly cold with heavy snowfall and the summers are hot, yet rainfall can occur during the course of any time of year. In winter the temperature may drop to as low as 10°C (despite the fact that the average lies close to 3°C) and in summer it may reach up to 35°C (the average temps are 22°C)

National Holiday: 3 Oct. - Unity Day
Religion: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3% 4
Area: total: 357,027 sq km (137,849 sq miles)
Country Dialing Code: +49
[1] United Nations
[2] Ethnologue
[3] Factmonster
[4} CIA World Factbook


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