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Outline of Germany

The location of Germany
An enlargeable map of the Federal Republic of Germany

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Germany:

Germany – federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe consisting of 16 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. With more than 80 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is a major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. After losing World War I, Germany fell under the control of Adolf Hitler, who started World War II. After losing World War II, Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany, each on opposite sides in the Cold War. In October 1990, after the Cold War ended, the country was reunified. Germany has since grown to become the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Germany 2
    • Neighbours of Germany 2.1
    • Environment of Germany 2.2
      • Geographic features of Germany 2.2.1
    • Administrative divisions of Germany 2.3
      • States of Germany 2.3.1
        • Further subdivisions 2.3.1.1
    • Demography of Germany 2.4
  • Government and politics of Germany 3
    • Branches of the government of Germany 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Germany 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Germany 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Germany 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Germany 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Germany 3.3
    • Military of Germany 3.4
    • Local government in Germany 3.5
  • History of Germany 4
    • History of Germany, by period 4.1
      • Years in Germany 4.1.1
    • History of Germany, by region 4.2
    • History of Germany, by subject 4.3
  • Culture of Germany 5
    • Art in Germany 5.1
      • Music of Germany 5.1.1
    • People of Germany 5.2
    • Religion and belief systems in Germany 5.3
    • Sports in Germany 5.4
  • Economy and infrastructure of Germany 6
    • Energy in Germany 6.1
  • Education in Germany 7
  • Health in Germany 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Germany

Geography of Germany

An enlargeable topographic map of Germany

Germany is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate.

  • Coastline: 2,389 km (1,484 mi)

Neighbours of Germany

Land boundaries: 3,621 km (2,250 mi)

 Austria 784 km (487 mi)
 Czech Republic 646 km (401 mi)
 Netherlands 577 km (359 mi)
 Poland 456 km (283 mi)
 France 451 km (280 mi)
  Switzerland 334 km (208 mi)
 Belgium 167 km (104 mi)
 Luxembourg 138 km (86 mi)
 Denmark 68 km (42 mi)

Environment of Germany

An enlargeable satellite image of Germany

Geographic features of Germany

Administrative divisions of Germany

States of Germany

Germany is composed of 16 constituent states, called Bundesländer (see map on the right).

Further subdivisions

Demography of Germany

With over 82 million inhabitants, it comprises the largest population among the member states of the European Union and is home to the third-highest number of international migrants. See more at Immigration to Germany.

Government and politics of Germany

Branches of the government of Germany

Executive branch of the government of Germany

Legislative branch of the government of Germany

Judicial branch of the government of Germany

Foreign relations of Germany

International organization membership

The Federal Republic of Germany is a member of:[3]

Law and order in Germany

Military of Germany

Local government in Germany

History of Germany

History of Germany, by period

Years in Germany

Years in Germany

1871- 1872- 1873- 1874- 1875- 1876- 1877- 1878- 1879- 1880- 1881- 1882- 1883- 1884- 1885- 1886- 1887- 1888- 1889- 1890- 1891- 1892- 1893- 1894- 1895- 1896- 1897- 1898- 1899- 1900- 1901- 1902- 1903- 1904- 1905- 1906- 1907- 1908- 1909- 1911- 1912- 1913- 1914- 1915- 1916- 1917- 1918- 1919- 1920- 1921- 1922- 1923- 1924- 1925- 1926- 1927- 1928- 1929- 1930- 1931- 1932- 1933- 1934- 1935- 1936- 1937- 1938- 1939- 1940- 1941- 1942- 1943- 1944- 1945- 1946- 1947- 1948- 1949- 1950- 1951- 1952- 1953- 1954- 1955- 1956- 1957- 1958- 1959- 1960- 1961- 1962- 1963- 1964- 1965- 1966- 1967- 1968- 1969- 1970- 1971- 1972- 1973- 1974- 1975- 1976- 1977- 1978- 1979- 1980- 1981- 1982- 1983- 1984- 1985- 1986- 1987- 1988- 1989- 1990- 1991- 1992- 1993- 1994- 1995- 1996- 1997- 1998- 1999- 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017- 2018- 2019

History of Germany, by region

History of Germany, by subject

Culture of Germany

The Oktoberfest in Munich is the world's largest fair

Art in Germany

Music of Germany

Music of Germany

People of Germany

Religion and belief systems in Germany

Sports in Germany

Economy and infrastructure of Germany

Germany was the largest exporter of goods in 2007. In absolute terms, Germany allocates the second biggest annual budget of development aid in the world,[4] while its military expenditure ranked sixth.[5] The country has developed a high standard of living and established a comprehensive system of social security.

Energy in Germany

Energy in Germany

Education in Germany

Health in Germany

See also

References

  1. ^ Map of Germany, SitesAtlas.com, 2009, web: SitA-511.
  2. ^ "Ryan Jahnke Online", FigureskatersOnline.com, 2009, web: FSO-RJah.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Germany world's second biggest aid donor after US TopNews, India, Retrieved 2008, 04-10.
  5. ^

External links

General

  • Deutschland.de — Official German portal
  • Germany Tourism
  • German news and features, Expatica
  • DW-WORLD.DE Deutsche Welle — Germany's international broadcaster
  • News Portal of the German Embassy to the USA
  • History of Germany since 1945 PDF (1.28 MB)

Facts and figures

  • CIA statistics
  • Facts about Germany — by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Destatis.de — Federal Statistical Office Germany (English)

Travel

  • Germany travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Germany Travel Info — by the German National Tourist Office

Pictures

  • Database of travelers' photos sorted by region (fotocommunity)
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