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Blood Is Thicker Than Water.

 

General


Population: 80,996,685 (2014), 81,147,265 (2013)
Land Area: 357,021 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land
Capital: Berlin
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Joachim Gauck (March 23rd 2012)
Head of Government: Angela Merkel (November 22nd 2005)
Languages: German
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, Unaffiliated or other 28.3%
Major Ethnicities: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, Other 6.1%
Life Expectancy: 80.44 years (2014), 80.32 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 3.593 trillion (2013), 3.401 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 3.227 trillion (2013), 3.25 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 39,500 (2013), 39,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.5% (2013), 0.7% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0.8%, Industry 30.1%, Services 69% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 1.6%, Industry 24.6%, Services 73.8% (2011)
Industries: Iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles
Agriculture Products: Potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.911 (6th)(2014), 0.920 (5th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 35.589 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (2013)

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Army Size: 284 500 (2004)
Budget: 1.5% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Germany is located in Central Europe. Germany is bordered by Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Germany is an economic powerhouse, ranked 3rd in the world for GDP. Germany is also one of the biggest exporter and importer of goods on the international markets. It is also technologically advanced and leads various fields. Germany also has many international companies.

(2014) Germany's economy continues to grow slightly, it is expected to grow over 1% in 2014 which would be a slight improvement from past years and which will be in line with weak growth across other European Union members.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Germany
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Germany
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/DEU.html

Updated on: September 6th, 2014