Germany

by Kami Romeike Honors Geography 4th Black

Geography

Size:

357,021 km²

Neighboring states

Germany has nine neighbors:

Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland

Highest mountain

Zugspitze 2963 m

Longest rivers

Rhine 865 km, Elbe 700 km, Danube 647 km (in Germany)

Largest cities

Berlin Capital City 52° 31' N, 13° 24' E) 3.4 million inhabitants, Hamburg (1.7m), Munich (1.3m), Cologne (1.0m), Frankfurt/Main (676,000)

Climate

Moderate oceanic/continental climatic zone with frequent changes in weather and primarily westerly winds

Taken From: http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/content-home/facts-and-figures/geography.html?type=1

There are six key sectors in which Germany plays a major role in setting the global agenda and economic cooperation:

· Medicine and healthcare (incl. sectors such as medical engineering and the healthcare industry)

· Transport and logistics (incl. automotive construction, transport systems technology, aerospace)

· Chemicals and pharmaceuticals (with disciplines such as life sciences, Biotech and gene technologies, biochemistry and new materials)

· Technology and innovation (from mechanical engineering to IKT, optical and electrotechnologies to microelectronics and nanotechnology)

· Energy and the environment

· Financial services

Taken From: http://www.gcb.de/en/key-industries/key-industries-in-germany

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