Where is Germany?

Located in Central Europe, Germany has a 3,714.00 km border with Austria (801 km), Belgium (133 km), Czech Republic (704 km), Denmark (140 km), France (418 km), Luxembourg (128 km), Netherlands (575 km), Poland (467 km) and Switzerland (348 km).The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Germany is a European country covering 357,022.00 km2 of which 2.34% is water and 348,672.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 64th largest country in the world and three times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Montana. Its geographic coordinates are 51 00 N, 9 00 E and Berlin is the capital city.

The Celts may have once referred to the Germanic tribes as "Germani", to which Germany owes its English name.

Its ISO code is DE.

Geography

Germany has a mean elevation of 263 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Neuendorf bei Wilster which is -4m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Zugspitze which is 2,963m above tall.

It has a temperate, marine climate with cool, wet winters and summers. Its terrain consists mainly of lowlands in the north, uplands in the center, and mountains in the south.

Population

Germany has a population of 80,722,792 making it the 18th largest in the world. The country has a fairly even population distribution.

German is the official language. The majority ethnic group is German. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic or Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is 49.

Government

Germany is an independent country. The German Empire was established in 1871. Its constitution was last ratified in 1949.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Germany's GDP is $3,980,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $48,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 5th largest economy and its citizens the 29th richest in the world. The currency of Germany is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are motor vehicles, machinery, and chemicals. Its major import partners are the Netherlands, France, and China. Its major imports include machinery, data processing equipment, vehicles, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017