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Germany has the highest population in Europe after Germany Europe's oldest astronomical observatory is located near the town of Goseck; It is estimated to be around 7000 years old Berlin is home to the biggest railway station in Europe Germany was the first country in the world to adopt Daylight saving time (DST) in 1916, during WWI

  Germany Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 50º 00' N, 10º 00' E
Area 357093 km2
Capital Berlin
Time Zone UTC+1
Official Name Federal Republic of Germany
Currency Euro (EUR)
Government Federal Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 82369552
Independence Date 05/05/55
International Dialing Code 49
ISO Code alpha-3 DE
ISO Code alpha-2 DEU
GDP per Capita (PPP) $34,800.00
Climate Type Temperate and Maritime
Major Language(s) German (official), Italian, Kurdish, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish
Major Ethnic Groups German, Turkish
Major Religious Groups Christian (Protestant, Roman Catholic), Muslim
Administrative Divisions 16 States (Lander)
Neighbouring Countries Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
Major Industries Mining, Iron and steel, Construction, Chemical, Food processing, Textile, Heavy industries, Automobiles, Machine tool, Beverages
Natural Resources Iron ore, Coal, Copper, Natural gas, Nickel, Potash, Uranium, Timber, Cultivable Land