Germany - Facts and Information
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%
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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