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Profile of Germany

Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Capital: Berlin

Government

POPULATION

Population: 82,176,000 (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, 2015)

Baden-Württemberg:
10,879,618

Hessen: 6,176,172

Saxony: 4,084,851

Bavaria: 12,843,514

Lower Saxony: 7,926,599

Saxony-Anhalt: 2,245,470

Berlin: 3,520,031

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania: 1,612,362

Schleswig-Holstein: 2,858,714

Brandenburg: 2,484,826

North Rhine-Westphalia:
17,865,516

Thuringia: 2,170,714

Bremen: 671,489

Rhineland-Palatinate: 4,052,803

 

Hamburg: 1,787,408

Saarland: 995,597

 

Major Cities and Population (Dec 31, 2015)

Berlin: 3,520,031

Stuttgart: 623,738

Bremen: 557,464

Hamburg: 1,787,408

Düsseldorf: 612,178

Dresden: 543,825

Munich: 1,450,381

Dortmund: 586,181

Hanover: 532,163

Cologne: 1,060,582

Essen: 582,624

Nuremberg: 509,975

Frankfurt: 732,688

Leipzig: 560,472

Duisburg: 491,231

Source: Federal Statistical Office Germany


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