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Facts about Germany

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Official name Bundesrepublik Deutschland (afgekort BRD = Bondsrepubliek Duitsland) of ook wel gewoon Deutschland
Surface 356.970 km2 (8,7 x the Netherlands)
Inhabitants 82.67 million (2016)
Population density 226 people per km²
Capital Berlin
Currency The euro since 2002. 1 € is about $1.17 (2017)
Road network The road network is 321,000 km long, of which 11,309 km Autobahn (highways) and is in very good shape. The roads in former East Germany are also quite good.
Fuel prices For actual fuel prices in all European countries see Autotraveler.ru.
Code licence plate D
Telephone countrycode 49
Internet countrycode .de
Time difference GMT+1; the same time as in the Netherlands

Geographic data

Germany is a federal republic in central Europe. Since the reunion with the former DDR on October 3 1990, Germany is, after Russia, the Ukrain, Germany, Spain and Sweden the biggest country of Europe.
Germany lies central on the European continent and borders to no less than 9 other countries: Denmark (68 kilometer) in the north, the Netherlands (577 km), Belgium (167 km), Luxembourg (135 km) and France (451 km) in the west, Switzerland (334 km) and Austria (784 km) in the south, and the Czech Republic (646 km) and Poland (456 km) in the east. About one third of the area was formed by the former Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR).
More information at insidecountryinfo.com.

PopulationNaar boven

Germany has the largest population of all the countries of the Europesan Union and is one of the most dense populated countries of Europe, with more than 230 per km2. Only in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom is the population density higher.
Look at insidecountryinfo.com to find out more about this.

LanguagesNaar boven

German is a language mainly spoken in the central European countries: Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and northern Switzerland. But there are more countries with German-=speaking minorities: South-Tirol, Elzas-Lotharingen, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Russia (the Volga-Germans).
German is the seventh language on earth and is spoken by about 120 million people.
Click on encarta.msn.com to learn more about the German language.

HistoryNaar boven

Since 1990 West- and East-Germany are united again into one federal Germany. We have decided not to write a detailed history anymore, since we would have to cite other sources that are often on the internet already. Instead a few links with more information about German history:

Wikipedia.org, overview of German history, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Library of Congress, Germany, from the Library of Congress
Hartford web publishing, history archives, documents on several aspects of history

ClimateNaar boven

Germany has mainly moderate climate, characterized by cool winters and warm summers.

Flora and faunaNaar boven

About one-third of the country is covered with woodlands and consists of trees like oak, ash, elm, beech, birch, pine, fir, and larch. The animals include deer, red foxes, hares, and weasels. Migratory birds include various species of songbirds, storks, geese, and other larger fowl that fly into Germany from Africa. Herring, flounder, cod, and ocean perch are also found near the coastal waters.

The actual weather


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