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Germany. One of the best known countries in the world is also one of the most interesting, Germany has it all. A long history of glory and decadence as well as some tragic and obscure periods that transformed the course of history and shaped the world's geography as we know it today. Germans, as everybody knows, are efficient and hard-working people, but also they love to have fun, enjoy traveling, and enjoy beer like no other people in this planet. Discover this culture and make life-long friends with its people. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 357.021 Km2
Population: 83.030.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 233 pop/Km2

System of government: Federal republic
Capital: Berlin (3.315.000 pop.)
Major cities: Hamburg 1.600.000 pop. (2.200.000 urban aggl.), Munich 1.200.000 pop. (2.000.000 urban aggl.), Cologne 927.000 pop. (2.985.000 urban aggl.), Essen 623.000 pop. (6.480.000 urban aggl.), Frankfurt am Main 618.000 pop. (3.605.000 urban aggl.), Dortmund 583.000 pop., Stuttgart 564.000 pop., Düsseldorf 552.000 pop. (3.030.000 urban aggl.), Leipzig 545.000 pop., Dresden 518.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: German 91%, Turkish 2,5%, Serb-Croatian 1%, Italian 1%, others 4,5%
Border countries: Denmark NORTH, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France WEST, Switzerland and Austria SOUTH, Czech Republic and Poland EAST

Principal mountains: Zugspitze 2962 m, Hochwanner 2746 m
Principal rivers: Rhein 865 Km (german tract, total 1320 Km), Elbe 700 Km (german tract, total 1165 Km), Danube 647 Km (german tract, total 2858 Km), Main 524 Km
Principal lakes: Bodensee 305 Km2 (german part, total 538 Km2), Müritz 110 Km2, Chiemsee 80 Km2
Principal islands: Rügen 930 Km2, Usedom 373 Km2 (german part, total 445 Km2), Fehmarn 185 Km2, Friesische Islands (Sylt 99 Km2, Föhr 83 Km2)
Climate: Atlantic

Language: German (official), Danish, Sorab
Religion: Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%
Currency: Euro (€)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 1/5, 15/8, 3/10, 31/10, 1/11, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 0049
GMT: +1

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