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Transcript of Germany

Capital+Largest City
Germany's capital is Berlin.
Germany's largest city is
also Berlin.
Germany's Area
Lowest-Neuendorf bei Wilster -3.54 m
Germany's climate is moderate and has generally no longer periods of cold or hot weather.
Germany's area is

The population of Germany is 81,147,265 (2013 est.).
Germany's nationality is German.
Germany has 104 airports.
Conventional/Long Name
Germany`s Conventional/Long Name is Federal Republic of Germany . cia.gov
Germany`s flag,a tricolour consisting of Germany`s naional colors. Black, red, and gold. The flag was first adopted in 1919 during the Weimar Republic.
Country Motto
Einigkeit und Recht und Freheit. The motto in English means Unity and Justice and Freedom. The motto was adopted in 1788.
County Coat of Arms
A black eagle with red feet , beak , and tongue on a yellow field. Its name is Bundesadler.
Germany's Bird
Germany's country is the beautiful Golden Eagle.
The coldest ever recorded temperature in Germany is −45.9°C!
Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
Ethnic Groups
German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
Currency and Government Type
Germany`s currency is Euros.
One Euro is eaqual to 1.28 U.S. dollars.
Germany`s government type is Federal Republic.
357,022 sq km.
Highest-Zugspitze 2,963 m
The official language of Germany is German, with over 95% of the population speaking German as their first language. Minority languages include Sorbian, spoken by 0.09% in the east of Germany and North Frisian spoken in Nordfriesland by around 10,000 people, or 0.01%, who also speak German.
Danish is spoken by 0.06%, mainly in the area along the Danish border. Romani, an indigenous language is spoken by around 0.08%.
Immigrant languages include Turkish, which is spoken by around 1.8%, and Kurdish, by 0.3%.
Independence Day
Germany`s Independence Day is called German Unity Day. It is annually held on October 3 to mark the anniversary of the nation's unification.
Head of State and Chief of State
Germany`s chief of state is Horst Köhler.
The head of state is Angela Dorothea Merke.
Unemployment Rate
Germany`s unemployment rate is 5.2%. (2013)
Life Expectancy

Male Female
78.3 83.0
These are the life expectancies for men and women.

Population Below Poverty Line
The population of Germany below the poverty line is 15.5% (2010 est.)
U.S. Embassy
The U.S. embassy is in Berlin.
Famous People
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) -- Nazi Leader
Adolf Hitler was a Nazi leader during WWII. He was despised for the way he treated the Jews. After being defeated by the Allies, Hitler committed suicide with Eva Braun, his wife, in Berlin on April 30, 1945.
Anne Frank
Anne Frank (1929-1945) -- Diarist
Anne is famous for her memoirs "The Diary of a Young Girl". The book describes her life during the 2 years she spent in a secret annex in one of Amsterdam's derelict building, hiding from the Nazis. The publishing of the diary threw light on the inhumane treatment and atrocities suffered by the Jews at the hands of Nazis, and it still inspires and agitates people from all corners of the world.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -- Theoretical Physicist
He is best known for his Theory of Relativity. His equation for Mass-Energy Equivalence is considered to be one of his most famous works. He was a citizen of three countries (Germany, Switzerland and USA) and was offered the presidency of Israel. He was opposed to nuclear testing and the atomic bomb.
Fun Facts
The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland.

The population of Germany was around 82 million in 2010.

The capital of Germany is Berlin, it is also the largest city.

Other major cities include Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

Germany is a member of the European Union.

Germany has had an unsettled history, including the Nazi regime and tension between East and West Germany (which were reunified in 1990).

Countries that border Germany include Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland.

Germany has the largest economy in Europe.

Large German companies include BMW, Adidas, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Nivea, Audi, Bayer, Volkswagen and Siemens.

Germany has a number of important natural resources, including copper, nickel, natural gas, uranium and coal.
Germany is in the process of phasing out nuclear power plants.
Maps and Boarders
Countries that border Germany include Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland.
Places to Visit
1) Quedlinburg

2) Cologne
3) Hamburg
4) Heidelberg
5) Stuttgart
6) Baden-Baden
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