Germany is in Western and Central Europe, bordering Denmark in the north, Poland and
the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in
the south-west, and Belgium and the Netherlands in the north-west. It lies mostly between
latitudes 47°and 55° N (the tip of Sylt is just north of 55°), and longitudes 5° and 16° E. The
territory covers 357,021 km2 (137,847 sq mi), consisting of 349,223 km2 (134,836 sq mi) of land
and 7,798 km2 (3,011 sq mi) of water. It is the seventh largest country by area in Europe and the
63rd largest in the world
Lake Wörthersee Lake Constance
Hochwanner von S HQ
Located between France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland, Germany is one
of the larger Central European countries. By European standards it has many natural resources,
including lignite, anthracite, timber, peat, iron ore and hydroelectric power. However, Germany
has very few natural gas or petroleum deposits and so it must import large amounts of them.
Beeches, oaks, and other deciduous trees
constitute one-third of the forests; conifers
are increasing as a result of reforestation.
Spruce and fir trees predominate in the upper
mountains, while pine and larch are found in
sandy soil. There are many species of ferns,
flowers, fungi, and mosses.
Fish abound in the rivers and the
North Sea. Wild animals include deer,
wild boar, mouflon, fox, badger, hare,
and small numbers of beaver. Various
migratory birds cross Germany in the
spring and autumn.
1.The Rhine in Flames festival in Germany is a wonderful festival of fireworks in Germany that
takes place during the months of May till September and is also one of the most popular events
in the region of Rhine.
2.The Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany, also known as the
Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, is basically a classical festival of
music that takes place during the months of summer.
3.Most of the well known
carnival in Germany are held in
the cities of Aachen, Mainz,
Dusseldorf and Bonn. Among
these the Koln Carnival in
Germany starts from the 11th of
November right at the 11:11 am
and stretches up to a span of
4.Berlin Film Festival in Germany is one of the
biggest festivals of the world after the film
festivals of Cannes and Venice.
5.Berlin Marathon, a part of the
World Marathon Majors, occurs
every year in Germany since the
year of 1974 and is organized by
Gunter Hallas, who is also the
beginner of the event.
6.The Walpurgis Night, literally meaning the
"Witches' Night", is celebrated in the country
of Germany from 30th April till the 1st of May
and marks the victory of the spring season
7.Hanse Sail is one of the largest maritime
festivals celebrated in Mecklenburg-
Vorpommern that has more than two hundred
varieties of ships visiting the port of Rostock
Germany is the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the
world, and fifth by GDP (PPP) in 2008.Since the age of industrialisation and beyond, the
industrial capitalism, the country has been a driver, innovator, and beneficiary of an ever more
globalised economy. Germany is the world's second largest exporter with $1.408 trillion
exported in 2011 (Eurozone countries are included).Exports account for more than one-third of
national output .
Germany excels in the production
of automobiles, machinery,
electrical equipment and
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