Germany is located in the centre of Europe. It forms a bridge between the maritime west of Europe and the continental East, between the warmer South and the cool North. Germany is a triad of mountain ranges, uplands and low-land plains – the Bavarian Alps in the South, the pleasant wooded mountains in the centre of the country and the low country along the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts in the North.
Berlin (3.3 million inhabitants)
Germany’s climate is temperate. The average temperatures are around 20-30°C in the summer (June/July – August/September) dropping to around 0°C in the winter months (November/December – February/March).
System of government
The Federal Republic of Germany is a democracy with a liberal free-market economy, freedom of religion and freedom of the press. Germany is a member of the European Union (EU).
16 Provinces ("Länder") in the Federal Republic
Baden-Wu?rttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia.
In Germany, clocks are set to Central European time. From the end of March to the end of October (summertime) they are put forward one hour. For example, note the time difference from:
Pacific Time: + 9 hours
Eastern Time: + 6 hours
|Population||82.5 m||32.1 m|
|Size||357,021 km2||9,984,670 km2|
|Population per square km||231||3.2|
|Adjacent countries||Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland||United States|
|Highest point||Zugspitze (2,962 m)||Mount Logan (5,959 m)|
|Coastal line:||2,389 km||202,080 km|
|Life expectancy||77 years (Men: 73; Women: 80)||80.2 (Men: 76.9; Women: 83.7)|
|Railway system:||43,966 km||48,683 km|
|Freeways and roads:||633,000 km||1,408,900 km|
|Electricity||220 V, 50 Hz.||110 V, 60 Hz|
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