Germany - Factbook




  • Factbook of The Federal Republic of Germany


    The German Factbook, presented by the German Federal Foreign Office gives all immigrants, citizens, and foreigners information about Germany.


    Table of Contents

    Section 1. Overview and Basic Facts

    Section 2. Demographics

    Section 3. Political Geography




  • Section 1. Overview and Basic Facts


    German Capital: Berlin

    Official Languages of Germany: Germany, English, French, Polish, Dutch

    Currency: Euro


    Official Nation Name: Federal Republic of Germany

    Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic

    Governing Party: Christian Democratic Union Party


    Government:

    • Upper Legislature: Bundesrat
    • Lower Legislature: Bundestag


    Population: 5,903,600

    Population Density: 583 Per Square Mile

    Timezone: CET (UTC+1)


    Calling Code: +49

    ISO 3166 Code: DE

    Internet TLD: .de


    GDP: $3.85 trillion

    GDP Per Capita: $469,896




  • Section 2. German Demographics


    Gender:

    While the Gender Scale was never officialy documented by the German Government, it is considered that it is half-and-half as it is for birth gender possibilities.

    • Male - 50%
    • Female - 50%


    Religion:

    Germany's faith is dominantly to the Roman Catholic Church with a 61% population of Christians living in Germany. 3% is Muslim, 10% is other, and atheism/agnostic has risen unsteadily to 25%

    • Christian -- 61%
    • Islam - 3%
    • Other - 10%
    • Atheism - 25%


    Languages (first language):

    Germany requires all immigrations to know some German, while English is a compulsory subject in schools. 62.5% of Permanent Residents speak German as a first language, 12.5% Polish, 12.5% French, 6.25% English, and 6.25% Undefined or other.

    • German - 62.5%
    • Polish - 12.5%
    • French - 12.5%
    • English - 6.25%
    • Other - 6.25%


    Life Expectancy:

    Most Germans die around the age of 76.5+ but the life expectancy has risen over the years to 81% for men and 80.5% to female.

    • Male - 81%
    • Female - 80.5%


    Education:

    Education is compulsory to all youth in Germany. Basic Education is a Right and people who cannot afford will be funded by the German Government. However, University is not required.

    • Secondary School Leaving Certificate - 94.9%
    • High School Leaving Certificate - 84.1%
    • College Certificate - 71%





  • Section 3. Political Geography


    States of Germany



    Germany is split into fifteen separate federal districts (Lader), with Berlin acting as it's own state. Each State has it's own representative to the Bundesrat (Federal Council)

    • Schleswig-Holstein:
    • Hamburg:
    • Bremen:
    • Lower Saxony:
    • Rhineland-Palatinate:
    • Saarland:
    • Hesse:
    • Thuringia:
    • Baden-Wurttemberg:
    • Bavaria:
    • Saxony:
    • Brandenburg:
    • Saxony-Anhalt:
    • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:
    • Berlin:

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