Quick facts about Germany

State System
Democratic parliamentary federal democracy since 1949
16 federal states
Capital City
Berlin, about 3.4 million inhabitants
National Flag
Horizontal stripes in black, red, gold
Stylized eagle
Third verse of August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben’s ”Das Lied der Deutschen” to a melody by Joseph Haydn “Kaiserhymne“
State holiday
October 3, Day of German Unity
Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)
Germany is a member of the Eurozone, EUR 1 = 100 cents
Phone Dial Code
Internet TLD
.de (one of the ten most frequent top-level domains)
Power voltage
230 V, 50 Hz
Official language
German. German is the mother tongue of 100 million people and is the mother tongue spoken most frequently in the European Union
Central Europe
357,021 km² (137,847 mi²)
About 82 million (Germany has the largest population of any EU member state)
Largest cities
Berlin (3.4 million inhabitants), Hamburg (1.8m), Munich (1.3m), Cologne (1.0m), Frankfurt/Main (662,000)
Neighboring states
Germany is located in the heart of Europe and has nine neighbors: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland
3,757 km (2,334 mi)
2,389 km (1,484 mi)
Highest  mountain
Zugspitze 2963 m (9,718 ft)
Longest rivers
Rhine 865 km (537 mi), Elbe 700 km (435 mi), Danube 647 km (402 mi) in Germany

Source:  www.facts-about-germany.de

Deutsche Nationalhymne Audio File

The National Anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany

(© Bundesregierung.de)

Quick facts

Fernsehturm am Alexanderplatz

Time and weather in Germany

12:51:01 1 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

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