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Profile of Germany

Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Capital: Berlin

Government

POPULATION

Population: 81,083,600 (on April 10, 2014) Immigrants: About 10.1% of the population is of foreign origin.

The largest groups are from:

  • Turkey (1.88%)
  • Others (Poland, Italy, Romania etc.) (8.17%)

Religion: Protestant (33%), Roman Catholic (33%), Muslim (4%), 108,000 members of Jewish communities, and others

Language: German Minority languages: Frisian, Sorbian, Danish and Romany

English is widely spoken throughout the population.

GEOGRAPHY

Area: 137,857 sq. miles (357,050 sq.km)

Neighbors: Denmark to the North; Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France to the West; Switzerland and Austria to the South; Czech Republic and Poland to the East.

States and Population (Apr 2014, in mill.)

Baden-Württemberg:
10,631,278

Hessen: 6,045,425

Saxony: 4,046,385

Bavaria: 12,604,244

Lower Saxony: 7,790,559

Saxony-Anhalt: 2,244,577

Berlin: 3,421,829

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania: 1,596,505

Schleswig-Holstein: 2,815,955

Brandenburg: 2,449,193

North Rhine-Westphalia:
17,571,856

Thuringia: 2,160,840

Bremen: 657,391

Rhineland-Palatinate: 3,994,366

 

Hamburg: 1,746,342

Saarland: 990,718

 

Major Cities and Population (Dec 31, 2013)

Berlin: 3, 421, 829

Stuttgart: 604, 297

Leipzig: 531, 562

Hamburg: 1, 746, 342

Düsseldorf: 598, 686

Dresden: 530, 754

Munich: 1, 407, 836

Dortmund: 575, 944

Hanover: 518, 386

Cologne: 1, 034, 175

Essen: 569, 884

Nuremberg: 498, 876

Frankfurt: 701, 350

Bremen: 548, 547

Duisburg: 486, 855

Source: Federal Statistical Office Germany


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