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Profile of Germany

Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Capital: Berlin

Government

POPULATION

Population: 81,459,000 (on June 30, 2015) Immigrants: About 20.3% 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 (Dec 31, 2014)

Baden-Württemberg:
10,716,644

Hessen: 6,093,888

Saxony: 4,055,274

Bavaria: 12,691,568

Lower Saxony: 7,826,739

Saxony-Anhalt: 2,235,548

Berlin: 3,469,849

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania: 1,599,138

Schleswig-Holstein: 2,830,864

Brandenburg: 2,457,872

North Rhine-Westphalia:
17,638,098

Thuringia: 2,156,759

Bremen: 661,888

Rhineland-Palatinate: 4,011,582

 

Hamburg: 1,762,791

Saarland: 989,035

 

Major Cities and Population (Dec 31, 2014)

Berlin: 3,469,849

Stuttgart: 612,441

Leipzig: 544,479

Hamburg: 1,762,791

Düsseldorf: 604,527

Dresden: 536,308

Munich: 1,429,584

Dortmund: 580,511

Hanover: 523,642

Cologne: 1,046,680

Essen: 573,784

Nuremberg: 501,072

Frankfurt: 717,624

Bremen: 551,767

Duisburg: 485,465

Source: Federal Statistical Office Germany


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