Quick facts about Germany


State System Democratic parliamentary federal democracy since 1949
Administration 16 federal states
Capital City Berlin, about 3.4 million inhabitants
National Flag Three horizontal stripes in black, red, gold
Emblem Stylized Eagle
Anthem Third verse of August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben’s ”Das Lied der Deutschen” to a melody by Joseph Haydn “Kaiserhymne“
State Holiday October 3, Day of German Unity
Parliament Bundestag
Time Zone Central European Time (CET)
Currency Germany is a member of the Eurozone, EUR 1 = 100 cents
Phone Dial Code +49
Internet TLD .de (one of the ten most frequent top-level domains)
Power voltage 230 V, 50 Hz
Official Language German. German is the mother tongue of 100 million people and is the mother tongue spoken most frequently in the European Union
Location Central Europe
Size 357,021 km² (137,847 mi²)
Inhabitants About 82 million (Germany has the largest population of any EU member state)
Largest Cities Berlin (3.4 million inhabitants), Hamburg (1.8m), Munich (1.3m), Cologne (1.0m), Frankfurt/Main (662,000)
Neighboring States Germany is located in the heart of Europe and has nine neighbors: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland
Borders 3,757 km (2,334 mi)
Coastline 2,389 km (1,484 mi)
Highest Mountain Zugspitze 2963 m (9,718 ft)
Longest Rivers Rhine 865 km (537 mi), Elbe 700 km (435 mi), Danube 647 km (402 mi) in Germany

Source: www.facts-about-germany.de

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