Our compiled interesting facts about Germany will amaze you. Most of these facts make Germany a unique country, both in Europe and in the world at large. Let’s start with a brief information about Germany. Facts about Germany are arranged under three headings; statistical facts, General facts and Interesting facts.
Brief information about Germany.
Germany, also known as; Deutschland, Federal Republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik and Deutschland, is located in the central Europe, with the area of 357,022 square kilometers (137,847 sq mi). Germany has 16 constituent states. As at 9th of June, 2022, Germany has the population of 83,200,000, which is second to Russia in Europe. Germany shares borders with the following countries; Denmar, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherland.
Germany has long played an important role in Western culture. Germany is know for many cultural growth in Europe. She is one of the most respected countries in Europe when it comes to literature. Also, Germany’s culture is unique and of a great value in Europe. Economically, Germany often derives a higher share of its gross domestic product (GDP) from exports than any other major European states.
Statistical Facts About Germany
- Germany has a population of 83 million+ people.
- Most highways in Germany (Autobahn) have no speed limit.
- Germany is the sixth largest country in Europe with the total area of 357,114 km² (137,882 mi²).
- Germany is the EU’s largest economy, With a Gross Domestic Product of over 3.57 trillion Euros, according to a report by statistas.
- German lanaguage has thirty-five (35) dialects.
- Germany has over 400 zoos, the number one in Europe and second in the world.
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Interesting Facts About Germany
- There are over 2100 castles in Germany.
- There are over 1,500 different beers in Germany.
- There are over 300 different kinds of bread in Germany.
- The following cities have all at one time or another been capitals of Germany: Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Berlin, Weimar, Bonn (and East Berlin), and, since 1990, Berlin again.
- Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.
- .Germany shares borders with nine other countries. Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
- Germany is one of the world’s largest car producers, sold 5.9 million cars in 2011.
- Top five German car brands are; Volkswagen, Mercedez Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche.
- The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany.
- Beer is considered a food in Bavaria officially.
- Smoking is banned in public places but drinking alcohol is still legal.
- To get ONE beer in Germany, you show your thumb. To show your first finger means that you want 2 beers: one with the thumb, and one with the finger.
- Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her.
- Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.
- The world’s narrowest street is in Reutlingen. It is called Spreuerhofstrasse and is 31 cm (one foot) wide at its narrowest point.
- Freedom is assumed to be one of the basic desires of every man in Germany, so there’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail.
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General facts about Germany
- One-third of Germany is still covered in forests and woodlands.
- Germany is a member of the European Union.
- University is free for everyone (even non-Germans) in the 16 states of Germany, since 2014.
- Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.
- Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
- Germany is a leader in climate and energy policies – it made a decision in 2011 to decommission all nuclear power stations (then producing around 18 percent of electricity consumed) by 2022 and to replace them with renewable energies and new storage for green electricity.