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Profile of Germany

Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Capital: Berlin

Government

POPULATION

Population: 82,800,000 (2017) Immigrants: About 21% of the population is of foreign origin.

The largest groups are from:

  • Turkey (3.5%)
  • Others (Poland, Italy, Romania etc.) (11%)

Religion: 59.3% Christianity, 34.4% Not religious, 5.5% Islam, 0.8% Other religions

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, 2016)

Baden-Württemberg:
10,879,618

Hessen: 6.213.088

Saxony: 4.081.783

Bavaria: 12.930.751

Lower Saxony: 7.945.685 

Saxony-Anhalt: 2.236.252

Berlin: 3.574.830

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania: 1.610.674

Schleswig-Holstein: 2.881.926

Brandenburg: 2.494.648

North Rhine-Westphalia:
17.890.100

Thuringia: 2.158.128

Bremen: 678.753

Rhineland-Palatinate: 4.077.600

 

Hamburg: 1.810.438 

Saarland: 996.651

 

Major Cities and Population (Dec 31, 2016)

Berlin: 3.574.830

Stuttgart: 623,738

Bremen: 565.719

Hamburg: 1.810.438

Düsseldorf: 613.230

Dresden: 547.172

Munich: 1.464.301 

Dortmund: 585.813 

Hanover: 532.864

Cologne: 1.075.935 

Essen: 583.084

Nuremberg: 511.628

Frankfurt: 736.414 

Leipzig: 571.088 

Duisburg: 499.845

Source: Federal Statistical Office Germany


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