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Capital: Berlin


Total Population: 82,667,685
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 237 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 75.5%
Population of main metropolitan areas: Berlin (4,386,551); Hamburg (2,996,750); Munich (2,904,480); Frankfurt (2,525,458); Stuttgart (1,960,286); Cologne (1,914,512); Düsseldorf (1,427,941); Mannheim (1,235,571); Hanover (1,220,106); Nuremberg (1,168,145)
Ethnic Origins: According to German authorities, over 91% of the population is of German origin. The largest ethnic group of non-German origin are the Turkish, comprising over 3% of the population. About 6% of the population is made up of individuals of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish origin. (Federal Statistical Office). In 2015, Germany absorbed over one million migrants (more than 1% of its population), primarily from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Official Language: German.
Other Languages Spoken: Most Germans have a very good knowledge of English. Quite a few of them speak French. Additionally, though less frequently, Italian, Spanish and Russian are also spoken.
Business Language(s): The business languages are German and English.
Religion: Christian 62.5% (Catholic 31.4%, Protestant 31.1%), Muslim 4%, Jewish 0.2%.
National Currency: Euro (EUR) 

Country Overview

Area: 357,380 km²
Type of State: Germany has 16 states or provinces, which have local governments and legislatures that enjoy considerable decentralisation in relation to the Federal Government.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member. 
The leading European power; the world's second largest exporter.
HDI*: 0.916/1
HDI (World Rank): 6/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code: 
To call from Germany, dial 00 
To call Germany, dial +49
Internet Suffix: .de
Computers: 65.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 61.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 84.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD)1,154,8521,181,2331,207,0411,050,0251,054,891
Exports of Goods (million USD)1,401,1131,445,0671,494,6081,329,4691,339,647
Imports of Services (million USD)292,143324,691329,354289,475312,074
Exports of Services (million USD)242,023261,184272,441247,309272,738

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017

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Last Updates: September 2017