Germany

By Makala Allred & Frankie Hailey

Germay Geography

  • Germany's closest ocean is the North sea
  • Closest countries are France, Poland, and Denmark
  • Germany's capital is Berlin
  • Major cities: Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich
  • Size: 137,903 sq miles
  • Landforms: volcanic in origin Harz Mountains and the thickly wooded Rothaargebirge Mountains
  • Natural Resoures: lignite, timber, iron, ore, salt, copper, and natural gases

Germany's Social Structure

  • Religion: 65%-70% of germans are Christains
  • Ethnic Group: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
  • Most people live to be 80
  • Gemany's language: German
  • Education: European model of free public education and a variety of secondary schools for academic and vocational education, rather than the American model of a single comprehensive high school for all students

Germany's History

  • In 1989 the berlin wall was destroyed
  • Soviet Union Crashed and East Germany was reunited with West Germany in 1990
  • 1998-1999 Germany was one of the founding countries of Eurozone