by Ethan Sagman

General information about Germany

Germany is located in the continent of Europe.

This flyer will talk about many facts and information

about Germany, including Geography, culture, government,

economy, religion, and language, among other interesting facts.

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Germany's Geography

Germany's Major Cities

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, with the population of 3.5 million. This makes it the most populous city in the country. What makes Berlin so attractive to live in is the fact that Berlin's economy is based on high-tech firms and where creative industries are located. Also, Berlin is also a popular tourist destination.

Other major cities in Germany are Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, and Cologne.

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Major Landforms

Rivers: Two of the major rivers in Europe that flow through Germany are the Rhine and the Danube.

Mountains: Part of the Alps mountain range lies within Germany. The highest mountain peak in the Bavarian Alps in Germany is called Zugspitze at nearly 10,000 feet of altitude.

Islands and Lakes: The largest islands in Germany are Rugen and Usedom, which lay off of Germany's northeastern Baltic coast.

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Germany's Climate

The climate in Germany is moderate with short periods of cold or hot weather. Warm summers and mild cloudy winters are prevalent in the northern coastal areas. Inland climate is characterized as continental, with warmer summers and colder winters.

Travel in Germany

Within the major cities, there are public transport systems, such as buses, trams, U-Bahn (underground) trains, and S-Bahn (suburban) trains. These are integrated into single network. Lufthansa is the national airline, along with its subsidiaries, is the largest airline in Europe.

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Germany's Government

Germany's Government

The government is a republic with parliamentary democracy with mixed limited and unlimited government. This is while the people elect their leaders; however, there is an economic safety system for lower-income segments of the population. The federal legislative power is vested in the Bundestag, which is the parliament, and the Bundesrat, which is the representative body of the regional states. The Federal Chancellor, who is today Angela Merkel, is elected by the Bundestag and runs the government. The President, who today is Joachim Gauck, represents the country, its unity, and legitimacy by upholding the law and constitution.

The rights and responsibilities of US and German citizens are the same, except for the fact that once German males over the age of 18 are obligated to serve in the military or civil services.

Germany's Economy

Germany's Economy and Currency

Germany's currency is the Euro. The Euro exchange rate is 1.13 US dollars. Germany both exports and imports vehicles, machinery and equipment, Electronics, pharmaceuticals, Aircraft, oil, iron and steel products, and organic chemicals. Germany's GDP per-capita, as of 2014, is US$39,718, and has been rising at the average rate of US$416 since 2006. The US GDP per-capita is US$46,405, as of 2014. Therefore, the US is wealthier than Germany.

Germany's Social and Ethnic Groups

Ethnic and Social Groups

Germany's population is 81.2 million as of 2014. The main ethnic groups in Germany are German, Turkish, and others such Greeks, Italians, and Polish, among others. All these groups live peacefully with each other. Germans make up over 91% of the population.

Education System

It is compulsory for children to attend school from the age of 6 until the age of 15. Homeschooling is illegal in Germany. The secondary schools prepares student s for university education. Literacy rate in Germany is 99.8%. In conclusion, Germany is a highly educated developed country.

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