Germany

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Germany on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe

Size – 357,021 km²

Geography – lowlands, central area higher, mountains in south

Language – German

Religion – 34% Protestant, 34% Roman Catholic, 3.7% Muslim, 28.3% other

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land

Agriculture – potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry

Industry – iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles

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Neighbouring Countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Austria,  Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands

Population – 80,996,685 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.18%

Average Life Expectancy – 80.44

Capital City – Berlin (3,562,166)

Highest Mountain – Zugspitze (2,963 m)

Longest River – Rhine (1,320 km)

Climate – Temperate – cool, wet winters -3°C to 9°C, warm summers 12°C to 24°C

Yearly Rainfall – 20 cm (approx)

Plant Life – Beech, oak, spruce, fir, pine, larch, ferns, flowers, fungi, and mosses

Animal Life – deer, wild boar, mouflon, fox, badger, hare

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Germany. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/germany.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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