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Capital: Berlin


Total Population: 80,621,788
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 231 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 74.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Berlin (3,943,000); Hamburg (3,260,000); Frankfurt (2,717,000); Munich (2,600,000); Stuttgart (2,330,000); Cologne (1,017,000).
Ethnic Origins: Nearly one inhabitant in five (18.4%) has foreign roots. Foreigners living in Germany come from Turkey (1.7 million), Italy (0.5 million), Poland (0.4 million), Serbia-Montenegro (.3 million), Greece (0.3 million), Croatia (0.2 million) and Russia (0.18 million).
Official Language: German.
Other Languages Spoken: Most Germans have a very good knowledge of English. Quite a few of them speak French. Additionally, though less frequently, Italian, Spanish and Russian are also spoken.
Business Language(s): The business languages are German and English.
Religion: Christians 62.5 % (Catholics 31.4 %, Protestants 31.1 %), Muslims 4 %, Jews 0.2 %.

Local Time:

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National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 357,170 km²
Type of State: Germany has 16 States or provinces, which have local governments and legislatures that enjoy considerable decentralization in relation to the federal government.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The leading European power; the world's second largest exporter.
HDI*: 0.912/1
HDI (World Rank): 6/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Germany, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Germany, Dial +49
Internet Suffix: .de
Computers: 65.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 61.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 84.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 926,3471,054,8141,254,8701,163,2301,187,251
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,120,0401,258,9241,473,9851,407,0801,452,795
Imports of Services (million USD) 252,543267,605296,848294,818314,737
Exports of Services (million USD) 225,756242,554268,588265,551286,823

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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