Quick Facts


  • Officially the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Germany is made of 16 states
  • Capital: Berlin (also the largest city)
  • Language: German
  • Ethnic Groups: 91.5% German, 2.4% Turks, 6.1% other (mainly Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian)
  • Population: 81.9 million
  • Germany has a temperate seasonal climate
  • Germany was a founding member of the European Community 1957, which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area and since 1999 a member of the eurozone. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, the OECD, and the Council of Europe
  • GPD per capita: 37,896
  • Religion: 34% Roman Catholic, 34& Protestant, 3.7% Muslim
  • Literacy Rate: 99%
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

Government in Power

Federal Republic

  • President: Joachim Gauck

Healthcare Statistics

  • Germany is home to Europe’s oldest universal health care insurance program.
  • Life Expectancy: 80.19 years
  • Physicians Density: 3.531/1,000
  • Maternal Mortality rate: 7/100,000
  • Infant Mortality rate: 3.51/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS: 0.1%
  • Infectious Disease risk: LOW
  • Infectious disease updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm


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