Germany•The Official name is Federal Republic of Germany.• It consist 16 states.•The Capital of Germany is Berlin.•Joachim Gauck is the President of Germany•Euro is the Currency of Germany
• The ‘loose association of territories that preceded the creation of the modern German state.’ (Tim Kirk)• After the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) which ended the Thirty Years War there were still 234 territories and 51 ‘Imperial Cities’.• The Holy Roman Empire was formally dissolved on 6 August 1806 by the Treaty of Press burg, after the defeat of Austria by Napoleon
• Annual growth rate: (2011 est.) 2.7%• Unemployment rate: (2011 est.) 5.5%• Inflation rate: (2011 est.) 2.5%• Gross domestic product grew by 2.7%• GDP (2011 est.) $3.2 trillion• A Mercedes-Benz car. Germany was the worlds leading exporter of goods from 2003 to 2008.
• The official language of Germany is Standard German, with over 95% of the country speaking Standard German or German dialects as their first language. Minority first languages include:• Sorbian 0.09%• Romani 0.08%• Danish 0.06%• North Frisian 0.01%
Germanys television market is the largest in Europe, with some 34 million TV household. Around 90% of German households have cable or satellite TV, and viewers can choose from a variety of free-to- view public and commercial channels. Germany is home to some of the worlds largest media conglomerates.
• 64.1 percent of the German population belongs to Christian denominations.• 31.4 percent are Roman Catholic, and• 32.7 percent are affiliated with Protestantism.
• Germany has been the home of many famous inventors and engineers such as, Konrad Zuse, who built the first computer and Albert Einstein who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics and others.
A popular German saying has the meaning: "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, and dinner like a beggar." Breakfast is usually a selection of breads and rolls with jam and honey or cold meats and cheese, sometimes accompanied by a boiled egg.
• Sport forms an integral part of German life. Twenty-seven million Germans are members of a sports club and an additional twelve million pursue such an activity individually. Association football is the most popular sport. Other popular spectator sports include handball, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, and tennis. Germany is one of the leading motorsports countries in the world. Race-winning cars, teams and drivers have come from Germany.
Born in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) is one of themost famous scientist and mathematician who contributed to ourunderstanding of the physical reality. He won the Nobel Prize forPhysics in 1921 "for his services to Theoretical Physics.Einstein, also called 20th century Genius.
Adolf Hitler born in 20 April 1889 was an Austrianborn German politician and the leader ofthe National Socialist German Workers Party. Hewas Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany Hitler iscommonly associated with the rise of Fascism inEurope, World war II and the Holocaust
• The great father of blue jeans, Levi Strauss, was a German entrepreneur, born in 1829. In 1873, he patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength, and the worlds first jeans - Levis® jeans - were born. Today, the Levis® trademark is one of the most recognized in the world and is registered in more than 160 countries