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Federal Republic o Germany
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: Deutschlandlied[1]
(Inglis: "Song of Germany")[lower-alpha 1]
Location o  Germany  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]
Location o  Germany  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

an lairgest ceety
52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517°N 13.383°E / 52.517; 13.383
Offeecial leids German[1][lower-alpha 2]
Demonym German
Government Federal pairlamentary constitutional republic
 -  Preses Joachim Gauck
 -  Chancellor Angela Merkel
 -  Upper hoose Bundesrat
 -  Lawer hoose Bundestag
 -  Holy Roman Empire 2 Februar 962 
 -  German Confederation 8 Juin 1815 
 -  German Empire 18 Januar 1871 
 -  Federal Republic 23 Mey 1949 
 -  EEC Foondation[lower-alpha 3] 1 Januar 1958 
 -  Reunification 3 October 1990 
 -  Total 357,168 km2 (63rd)
137,847 sq mi 
 -  2014 estimate 81,083,600[2] (16t)
 -  Densitie 226/km2 (58t)
583/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $3.815 trillion[3] (5t)
 -  Per capita $46,896[3] (20t)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $3.413 trillion[3] (4t)
 -  Per capita $41,955[3] (20t)
Gini (2011) 29.0[4]
HDI (2013) Steady 0.911[5]
very heich · 6t
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Cawin code 49
Internet TLD .de an .eu

Germany (German: Deutschland) is a kintra in Europe. It is bund bi Poland an Czechie tae the east, Austrick an Swisserland tae the sooth, Fraunce, Luxembourg, Belgium, an the Netherlands tae the wast, an Denmark tae the north. 82,689,000 fowk bide in Germany. The caipital ceety o Germany is Berlin. It is a federal democratic republic. Efter Warld War II it wis dividit intae deiffrent pairts controllit bi the UK, USA, Fraunce an the Soviet Union. Efter 1949 the UK, USA an Fraunce haundit owor their pairts tae mak the Federal Republic o Germany, while the Soviets widnae haund oor its pairts an it becam the German Democratic Republic. Forby thon it wis ance an empire (the German Empire wis gotten rid o on 9 November, 1918). For maist o the last thoosan year, Germany wis mony kintras sic as Prussie an Bavarie. Germany gaed intil an Empire in 1871 durrin the Franco-Prussian War. The current Chancelor o Germany is Angela Merkel.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

German Pairlament haes twa chambers:

Federal states[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: States o Germany

Germany haes 16 federal states:

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Only the third stanza of the song is used as the national anthem.
  2. Dens, Law German, Sorbian, Romany, an Frisian are recognised bi the European Charter for Regional or Minority Leids
  3. European Union syne 1993.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Germany". CIA World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  2. Official estimate
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Germany". International Monetary Fund. April 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. "2014 Human Development Report Summary" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2014. pp. 21–25. Retrieved 27 July 2014.