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Where is Germany?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Germany covers 348,672 square kilometers of land and 8,350 square kilometers of water, making it the 63rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 357,022 square kilometers.

Germany was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1618. The population of Germany is 81,305,856 (2012) and the nation has a density of 233 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Germany is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Germany are refered to as German.

The dialing code for the country is 49 and the top level internet domain for German sites is .de.

Germany shares land borders with 9 countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

To learn more, visit our detailed Germany section.

Quick facts

Population 81,305,856
Density 233.2 / km2 ( 604.0 / mi2 )
Language German
Independence Year 1618
Capital Berlin (Berlin)
Currency Euro
GDP 3,850,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 47,352 (2014 data)
Land Area 348,672 km2 (134,623 mi2)
Water Area 8,350 km2 (3,224 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Poland
Minimum Longitude 5.870
Maximum Longitude 15.030
Mininum Latitude 47.270
Maximum Latitude 55.050

What is the capital of Germany?

map showing the location of Germany
Location of Berlin on a map.

Berlin is the capital city of Germany. It has a population of 3,426,354, and is located on a latitue of 52.52 and longitude of 13.41.

Berlin is also the political center of Germany, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Berlin, the Capital Of Germany

City Berlin
Country Germany
Population 3,426,354
Longitude 13.41053000
Latitude 52.52437000
Elevation 43 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Germany

Rank City Population
#1Berlin3,426,354
#2Hamburg1,739,117
#3Munich1,260,391
#4Koeln963,395
#5Frankfurt am Main650,000
#6Essen593,085
#7Stuttgart589,793
#8Dortmund588,462
#9Dusseldorf573,057
#10Bremen546,501
#11Hannover515,140
#12Leipzig504,971
#13Duisburg504,358
#14Nuernberg499,237
#15Dresden486,854
#16Wandsbek411,422
#17Bochum385,729
#18Bochum-Hordel380,000
#19Wuppertal360,797
#20Bielefeld331,906

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.