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Fairy-tale castles, rushing rivers, fast cars! Welcome to Germany, a nation that celebrates beauty and industry. The most populous country in Europe has come a long way to overcome a troubled past. Come explore this fascinating land.

Get to know Germany. Learn about its land, products and culture.


Official name: Federal Republic of Germany


Size: 137,847 square miles (357,022 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Montana


Capital: Berlin


Population: 81,471, 834 as of July 2011


Population Under Age 14:  13.3%


Official language: German


Currency: The Euro


Religion: Protestant 34 %, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%


Literacy: 99%


Climate: Temperate; Generally cool, cloudy and wet winters and summers


Agriculture: Potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbage, cattle, pigs


Industrial products: Iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles

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