Germany

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  • Name: Germany
  • (long form) Federal Republic of Germany
  • Capital City: Berlin (3,440,441 pop.)
    (4,429,847 metro)
  • Germany Population: 81,147,265 ( 2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $3.123 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $39,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: German
  • Largest Cities: (by population)
  • Name: The English word "Germany" derives from the Greek term Germania. The name "Germania" came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it from a Gallic term for the peoples east of the Rhine that could possibly have meant "neighbour", or "men of forests", or even "men with spears".
  • National Day: October 3, unity day
  • Religion: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
  • Symbols
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Germany Photographs

Speyer Germany

Summer flowers, Speyer, Germany

Germany states & their capitals

Region Capital
Baden-Wurttemberg Stuttgart
Bavaria Munich
Berlin Berlin
Brandenburg Potsdam
Bremen Bremen
Hamburg Hamburg
Hesse Wiesbaden
Lower Saxony Hanover
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Schwerin
North Rhine-Westphalia Dusseldorf
Rhineland-Palatinate Mainz
Saarland Saarbrucken
Saxony Dresden
Saxony-Anhalt Magdeburg
Schleswig-Holstein Kiel
Thuringia Erfurt

Most popular Cities in Germany

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