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Profile of Germany

Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Capital: Berlin

Government

POPULATION

Population: 80,585,700 (on June 30, 2013) Immigrants: About 8.4% of the population is of foreign origin.

The largest groups are from:

  • Turkey (1.95%)
  • Others (Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Russia, etc.) (6.45%)

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 2012, in mill.)

Baden-Württemberg:
10,569,111

Hessen: 6,016,481

Saxony: 4,050,204

Bavaria: 12,519,571

Lower Saxony: 7,778,995

Saxony-Anhalt: 2,259,393

Berlin: 3,375,222

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania: 1,600,327

Schleswig-Holstein: 2,806,531

Brandenburg: 2,449,511

North Rhine-Westphalia:
17,554,329

Thuringia: 2,170,460

Bremen: 654,774

Rhineland-Palatinate: 3,990,278

 

Hamburg: 1,734,272

Saarland: 994,287

 

Major Cities and Population (Dec 31, 2011)

Berlin: 3, 326, 002

Stuttgart: 591, 015

Dresden: 517, 765

Hamburg: 1, 718, 187

Düsseldorf: 589, 649

Leipzig: 510, 043

Munich: 1, 364, 920

Dortmund: 571, 403

Hannover: 509, 485

Cologne: 1, 013, 665

Essen: 565, 900

Nürnberg: 490, 085

Frankfurt: 676, 533

Bremen: 544, 043

Duisburg: 487, 470

Source: Federal Statistical Office Germany


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