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Germany

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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