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Germany - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Germany

Long Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Short Name (local): Deutschland

Long Name (local): Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Member of European Union: Yes, 1957

International Dialing Code: +49

Capital City: Berlin

National Tourist Office: Germany Tourism

Foreign Embassies in Germany: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Nationality: Noun - German(s), Adjective - German

Government Type: Federal Republic

Ethnic Groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)

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

Languages: German

Monetary Unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Area: 357,021 sq km slightly smaller than Montana

Climate: Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind

Population: 82,424,609 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.96 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 41.7 years, male 40.4 years, female 43.2 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 78.54 years, male 75.56 years, female 81.68 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.02% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 2.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 10.5% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$25,250 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery, vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles

Export Partners: France 10.6%, US 9.3%, UK 8.4%, Italy 7.4%, Netherlands 6.2%, Austria 5.3%, Belgium 5.1%, Spain 4.9%, Switzerland 4% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery, vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals

Import Partners: France 9.2%, Netherlands 8.4%, US 7.3%, Italy 6.3%, UK 6%, Belgium 4.9%, China 4.7%, Austria 4% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land

Public Television: ARD

Public Radio: ARD


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