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Germany's Information

Flag of Germany
Land Area 348,672 km2
Water Area 8,350 km2
Total Area 357,022km2 (#62)
Population 80,722,792 (#18)
Population Density 231.51/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $3,980.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $48,200
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
Germany Flag:
Flag of Germany

The German flag - the tricolore - was designed in 1832. The black, red and gold were taken from the uniforms of German soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

Larger Germany flag

Germany Coat of Arms:
Flag of Germany

The country's coat of arms (featuring a dominate eagle) is said to have orginated around 1200.

Over the centuries many variations have been adopted for military and political reasons, but the eagle has remained as the central theme. The modern seal features the same colors as the German flag. The eagle is also used on the German one Euro and two Euro coins.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Germany Trivia

What Do the Colors of the German Flag Mean?

The colors of the flag of Germany somewhat resemble the colors used in the Roman Empire, which were just black and gold.

What Do the Colors of the German Flag Mean?

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Germany?

Germans make up the largest ethnic group in Germany at an estimated 80% of the population. Ethnic minorities in the country include Turks, Poles, Italians, and Russians.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Germany

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There are many powerful women in politics around the world. Some examples are Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the President of Liberia and the first female head of state in Africa.

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What is a Coalition Government?

A coalition government refers to a government that incorporates the cooperation of several political parties.

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About the Author

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Germany states & their capitals

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

Countries of Europe