• Full country name: Federal Republic of Germany
  • Area: 357,000 sq km
  • Population: 81 million
  • Capital city: Berlin (pop: 3.5 million)
  • People: Predominantly white European, with significant Turkish minority. Germany has absorbed most of the refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
  • Language: German
  • Religion: 90% Christian. There are a couple of million Muslims and about 30,000 Jews (the pre-Holocaust figure was over half a million).

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