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Germany officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers 357,021 km² and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate.
Berlin is the capital city of germany with a population of some 3,458,000. The other main cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Essen, Dortmund , Stutgart and Düsseldorf.
357,021 SQ KM.
The German language is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. German is related to and classified alongside English and Dutch.
Christianity is the largest religion in Germany with 59,981,000 (73.14%) adherents. The second largest religion is Islam with 3.3 million adherents (4%) followed by Buddhism and Judaism.
Currency for Germany is Euro.
The UNDP 2004 report shows that 8.3 % of Germany's population lives below income poverty line (50% of median household income Germany is ranked 19th in 177 countries of the world in terms of human development index. Germany's labour force growth rate of 0.1% in last six years is far short of the other high-income countries' growth rate of rate of 0.7% during these years.
Germany is 3.5 hrs behind Delhi.
A substantial part of the country experiences cool/temperate climate. The north and northwestern parts experience oceanic climate with rains falling all through the year. Summers and winters are relatively mild.