Germany

By Natalie Handwerk

History

Germany was apart of the Holy Roman Empire and Prussia. The celts are thought to be the first inhabitants of Germany. They were followed by German tribes at the end of the second century BC. Germany stretches across from the North Sea and the Baltic sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europes major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube, and Elbe. Germany joined the EU in 1952 and was a founder of the EU.

Tourism

Capitol and other major cities

Berlin is the capiol of Germany. Some of the other major cities in Germany include Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich, and Hamburg.

Government

Germanys government is a federal republic. For Germany's currency they started using EURO in 1985. Prior to EURO, Germany used Duetsche Mark or DM.

Flag of Germany

The German flag was adopted as the national flag of modern day Germany in 1919. The flag was not always black, red, and yellow. After the auto-Prussian war in 1866, the Prussians dominated north German confederation and adopted a tricolor of red, white, and black.

Physical features

The highest mountain in Germany is the Zugspitze (2963m). The longest rivers I'm Germany are the Rhine (865km), the Elbe (700km), and the Danube (647km)

Facts

-Germany is one of the worlds largest car producers.

-Germany shares a border with 9 other countries- Denmark, Luxembourg, Czech republic, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

-Germany has the largest population of and EU country with 82 million people.

Citations

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"Germany." EUROPA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.

Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.

"Germany." German Economy: Facts, Population, GDP, Inflation, Unemployment, Business. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.