Capital: Berlin (official) - 3 475 thousand people.|
Area: 3 567 733 sq. km.
Population: about 81 264 000 people.
Admin. division: 16 grounds.
Language: The official language is German. Many Germans (mainly in the West of the country) speak English. Quite often, especially in the former East Germany, it is possible to speak Russian to Germans.
Currency: DM: 1 DM = 0.441151 USD.
Time: Moscow time -2 hours.
Large cities: Hamburg - 1 669 thousand (1992), Munich - 1 229 thousand (1992), Cologne - 957 thousand (1992), Frankfort am Main - 654 thousand (1992), Essen - 27 thousand (1992), Dortmund - 1 thousand (1992), Stuttgart - 592 thousand (1992), Dusseldorf - 578 thousand (
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- Geographical position: The State is in the Central Europe. In the North it borders by Denmark, in the East - by Poland and Czechia, in the South - by Austria and Switzerland, in the West - by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands. In the North it is washed by Northern and Baltic Seas.
- State system: Federal multi-party Republic of parliamentary type with two legislative bodies - the Bundesrat (representatives of the grounds enter into it) and the Bundestag (parliament).
- Climate: Mid-annual temperature: in summer from +20?C up to +30?C, in winter - about 0?C, but may rise up to +35C in summer, and lower up to - 20C in winter. It is remarkable, that even in strong frosts Germans rather easily dress. Monthly average level of precipitations: 50 - 80 mm.
- Miscellaneous: Germany is the country of order. Cities here are unusually clean and well groomed. History, culture and art monuments are carefully protected. There is something to look at, something to admire and something to keep in memory for all life. Germany is a hymn to architecture: the majestic temple gothic style, the refined Bavarian baroque, the elaborate rococo. Proverbial German accuracy is seen in everything.