Germany

By: Jericka G

Introduction and History

•Germany was one of the founding countries of the European Union.

•It joined on the exact date of January 1st 1958.

•At one point Germany was part of the Holy Roman Empire.

•Also the Frankish Empire and broke off into it's own country in 843 c.e.

Location

•Germany is bordered by the Baltic Sea and the North Sea

•In between Netherland and Poland.

•South of Denmark.

•Also Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

The Flag

•The colors on the German flag are from the banner of the Holy Roman Emperor - a black eagle with red claws and beak, on a gold field.

Geographically Features

•The North Sea coastline is low, marshy wet land, mudflats and scattered islands.

•The North European Plain extends across the northern reaches of the country; this flat, lowland terrain is dissected by numerous bogs, rivers and streams, and is mostly used as farmland.

•The land rises into the forested uplands of central Germany. Major landforms here are the Harz Mountains and the Rothaargebirge Mountains.

•In the northeast, Germany's land remains sandy and punctuated by dozens of mostly small lakes formed by retreating glaciers during the last Ice Age.

•Germany has dozens of rivers. The longest river in Germany is the Rhine. Rising in the Alps of Switzerland, it's overall length runs (820 miles) (1,319 km)

Cities and Tourism

•The Capital of Germany is Berlin.

•Other big cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, and Frankfurt am Main.

•Big tourist towns are Monschau, Berlin, and Rothenburg ob der Fauber.

Government and Currency

•Germany has a Federal Republic government.

•The current currency is euros.

•The currency before euros was called Deutsche Mark.

Interesting Facts

•Germany was the first country in the world to adopt daylight savings in 1916.

•The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany.

•Germany has 1,000 kinds of sausages and 300 types of bread.

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