Germany

Federal Republic of Germany
Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]
Motto: 
"Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto)
"Unity and Justice and Freedom"
Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b]
"Song of Germany"
Germany  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

Capital
and largest city
Berlin[c]
52°31′N 13°23′E / 52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517; 13.383
Official language
and national language
[1][d]
Ethnic groups (2015[2])
  • 79.0% Germans
  • 11.0% Other Europeans
  • 7.0% Asians
  • 2.3% Middle Eastern
  • 3.5% Turks
  • 0.8% Africans
  • 0.5% Americans
  • 1.7% unspecified
Religion
DemonymGerman
GovernmentFederal constitutional parliamentary republic
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
• Chancellor
Angela Merkel
Wolfgang Schäuble
• President of the Bundesrat
Michael Müller
Andreas Voßkuhle
Legislature
Bundesrat
Bundestag
Area
• Total
357,168 km2 (137,903 sq mi) (62nd)
Population
• 30.06.2016 estimate
Increase 82,349,400[4] (16th)
• Density
232/km2 (600.9/sq mi) (58th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$4.150 trillion[5] (5th)
• Per capita
$50,206[5] (18th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.652 trillion[5] (4th)
• Per capita
$44,184[5] (17th)
Gini (2016) 29.5[6]
low
HDI (2015)Increase 0.926[7]
very high · 4th
CurrencyEuro () (EUR)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code49
ISO 3166 codeDE
Internet TLD.de and .eu

The Federal Republic of Germany, also called Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland[8] or just Deutschland), is a country in Central Europe. The country's full name is sometimes shortened to the FRG (or the BRD, in German).

To the north of Germany are the North and Baltic Seas, and the kingdom of Denmark. To the east of Germany are the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. To the south of Germany are the countries of Austria and Switzerland. To the west of Germany are the countries of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The total area of Germany is 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 square miles). The large majority of Germany has warm summers and cold winters. In June 2013, Germany had a population of 80.6 million[9] people. After the United States, Germany is the second most popular country for migration in the world.[10]

Before it was called Germany, it was called Germania. In the years A.D. 900 until 1806, Germany was part of the Holy Roman Empire. From 1949 to 1990, Germany was made up of two countries called the Federal Republic of Germany (inf. West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (inf. East Germany). During this time, the capital city of Berlin was divided into a west and an east part. On 13 August 1961, East Germany started building the Berlin Wall between the two parts of Berlin. West Germany was one of the countries that started the European Union.[11]

History

Martin Luther, (1483–1546) started the Protestant Reformation.

Germany gained importance as the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which was the first Reich, a word translated as empire. It was started by Charlemagne who became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 AD, and it lasted until 1806, the time of the Napoleonic Wars.[12]

The Second Reich was started with a treaty in 1871 in Versailles.[13] The biggest state in the new German Empire was Prussia. The rulers were called Kaisers or "German Emperors", but they did not call themselves "Emperors of Germany". There were many smaller states in the Empire, but not Austria. Germany stayed an empire for 50 years.


1866 Prussia won the war against Austria and their allies confederates. During this time Prussia founded the North German Confederation. The treaty of unification of Germany was made after Germany won the Franco-Prussian War with France in 1871. In World War I, Germany joined Austria-Hungary, and again declared war on France.[13] The war became slow in the west and became trench warfare. Many men were killed on both sides without winning or losing. In the Eastern Front the soldiers fought with the Russian Empire and won there after the Russians gave up. The war ended in 1918 because the Germans could not win in the west and gave up. Germany's emperor also had to give up his power.[13] France took Alsace from Germany and Poland got the Danzig corridor. After a revolution, the Second Reich ended and the democratic Weimar Republic began.

After the war, there were a lot of problems with money in Germany because of the Peace Treaty of Versailles, which made Germany pay for the costs of World War I and the worldwide Great Depression.[14]

The Third Reich was Nazi Germany; it lasted 12 years, from 1933 to 1945.[15] It started after Adolf Hitler became the head of government. On 23 March 1933, the Reichstag (parliament) passed the Enabling Act, which let Hitler's government command the country without help from the Reichstag and the presidency. This gave him total control of the country and the government.[16] Hitler in effect became a dictator.

Hitler wanted to unify all Germans in one state, and did this by annexing places where Germans lived, such as Austria and Czechoslovakia; Hitler also wanted the land in Poland that Germany had owned before 1918, but Poland refused to give it to him. The invasion of Poland started World War II on 1 September 1939. In the beginning of the war, Germany was winning. It managed to take over much of Europe. However, Germany attacked the Soviet Union in 1941 and, after the Battle of Kursk, the German Eastern Front began a slow retreat until war's end. On 8 May 1945, Germany gave up after Berlin was captured, Hitler had killed himself a week earlier. Because of the war, Germany lost a lot of German land east of the Oder-Neiße line, and for 45 years, Germany was split into West Germany and East Germany.

In 1989 there was a process of reforms in East Germany, which lead to the opening of the Berlin Wall and to the end of socialist rule in Germany. This events are known as the Wende or the Friedliche Revolution (Peaceful Revolution) in Germany. After that, East Germany joined West Germany in 1990.[17] The new Germany is a part of the European Union.[18]

Other Languages
Acèh: Jeureuman
Адыгэбзэ: Джэрмэн
адыгабзэ: Германие
Afrikaans: Duitsland
Akan: Germany
Alemannisch: Deutschland
አማርኛ: ጀርመን
Ænglisc: Þēodscland
العربية: ألمانيا
aragonés: Alemanya
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܓܪܡܢ
armãneashti: Ghermãnia
arpetan: Alemagne
asturianu: Alemaña
Avañe'ẽ: Alemáña
авар: Герман
Aymar aru: Alimaña
azərbaycanca: Almaniya
تۆرکجه: آلمان
bamanankan: Alimaɲi
বাংলা: জার্মানি
Bân-lâm-gú: Tek-kok
Basa Banyumasan: Jerman
башҡортса: Германия
беларуская: Германія
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Нямеччына
भोजपुरी: जर्मनी
Bikol Central: Alemanya
Bislama: Jemani
български: Германия
Boarisch: Deitschland
བོད་ཡིག: འཇར་མན།
bosanski: Njemačka
brezhoneg: Alamagn
буряад: Германи
català: Alemanya
Чӑвашла: Германи
Cebuano: Alemanya
čeština: Německo
Chamoru: Alemaña
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Alemania
Chi-Chewa: Germany
chiShona: Germany
chiTumbuka: Germany
corsu: Germania
Cymraeg: Yr Almaen
dansk: Tyskland
davvisámegiella: Duiska
Deitsch: Deitschland
Deutsch: Deutschland
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޖަރުމަނުވިލާތް
dolnoserbski: Nimska
डोटेली: जर्मनी
ཇོང་ཁ: ཇཱར་མ་ནི
eesti: Saksamaa
Ελληνικά: Γερμανία
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Germâgna
English: Germany
español: Alemania
Esperanto: Germanio
estremeñu: Alemaña
euskara: Alemania
eʋegbe: Germany
فارسی: آلمان
Fiji Hindi: Germany
føroyskt: Týskland
français: Allemagne
Frysk: Dútslân
Fulfulde: Almaanya
furlan: Gjermanie
Gaeilge: An Ghearmáin
Gagauz: Germaniya
Gàidhlig: A' Ghearmailt
galego: Alemaña
ГӀалгӀай: Германи
贛語: 德國
Gĩkũyũ: Njĩrĩmani
گیلکی: آلمان
ગુજરાતી: જર્મની
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌾𐌰
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: जर्मनी
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Tet-koet
한국어: 독일
Hausa: Jamus
Hawaiʻi: Kelemānia
հայերեն: Գերմանիա
हिन्दी: जर्मनी
hornjoserbsce: Němska
hrvatski: Njemačka
Igbo: Jémanị
Ilokano: Alemania
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: জার্মানি
Bahasa Indonesia: Jerman
interlingua: Germania
Interlingue: Germania
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᔮᒪᓂ
Ирон: Герман
isiXhosa: IJamani
isiZulu: IJalimani
íslenska: Þýskaland
italiano: Germania
עברית: גרמניה
Basa Jawa: Jérman
Kabɩyɛ: Caama
kalaallisut: Tyskit Nunaat
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಜರ್ಮನಿ
Kapampangan: Alemanya
къарачай-малкъар: Германия
ქართული: გერმანია
kaszëbsczi: Miemieckô
қазақша: Германия
kernowek: Almayn
Kinyarwanda: Ubudage
Kirundi: Ubudage
Kiswahili: Ujerumani
Kongo: Alemanyi
Kreyòl ayisyen: Almay
kurdî: Almanya
Кыргызча: Германия
Ladino: Almania
لۊری شومالی: آلمان
latgaļu: Vuoceja
Latina: Germania
latviešu: Vācija
Lëtzebuergesch: Däitschland
лезги: Германия
lietuvių: Vokietija
Ligure: Germania
Limburgs: Duitsland
lingála: Alémani
Lingua Franca Nova: Deutxland
Livvinkarjala: Germuanii
la .lojban.: dotygu'e
Luganda: Girimane
lumbaart: Germania
मैथिली: जर्मनी
македонски: Германија
Malagasy: Alemaina
മലയാളം: ജർമ്മനി
Malti: Ġermanja
Māori: Tiamana
मराठी: जर्मनी
მარგალური: გერმანია
مصرى: المانيا
مازِرونی: آلمان
Bahasa Melayu: Jerman
Baso Minangkabau: Jerman
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Dáik-guók
Mirandés: Almanha
монгол: Герман
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဂျာမနီနိုင်ငံ
Nāhuatl: Alemania
Dorerin Naoero: Djermani
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Jamani
Nederlands: Duitsland
Nedersaksies: Duutslaand
नेपाली: जर्मनी
नेपाल भाषा: जर्मनी
日本語: ドイツ
Napulitano: Germania
нохчийн: Германи
Nordfriisk: Tjüschlönj
Norfuk / Pitkern: Doichland
norsk: Tyskland
norsk nynorsk: Tyskland
Nouormand: Allemangne
Novial: Germania
occitan: Alemanha
олык марий: Немыч Эл
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଜର୍ମାନୀ
Oromoo: Jarmanii
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Germaniya
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਜਰਮਨੀ
पालि: जर्मनी
Pälzisch: Deutschland
Pangasinan: Alemanya
پنجابی: جرمنی
Papiamentu: Alemania
پښتو: المان
Patois: Joermani
Перем Коми: Немечму
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អាល្លឺម៉ង់
Picard: Alemanne
Piemontèis: Almagna
Tok Pisin: Siamani
Plattdüütsch: Düütschland
polski: Niemcy
Ποντιακά: Γερμανία
português: Alemanha
Qaraqalpaqsha: Germaniya
qırımtatarca: Almaniya
reo tahiti: Heremani
Ripoarisch: Dütschland
română: Germania
Romani: Jermaniya
rumantsch: Germania
Runa Simi: Alimanya
русиньскый: Нїмецько
русский: Германия
саха тыла: Германия
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱡᱟᱨᱢᱟᱱᱤ
Gagana Samoa: Siamani
संस्कृतम्: शर्मण्यदेशः
sardu: Germania
Scots: Germany
Seeltersk: Düütsklound
Sesotho: Jeremane
Sesotho sa Leboa: Jeremane
shqip: Gjermania
sicilianu: Girmania
සිංහල: ජර්මනිය
سنڌي: جرمني
SiSwati: IJalimane
slovenčina: Nemecko
slovenščina: Nemčija
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Нѣмьци
ślůnski: Mjymcy
Soomaaliga: Jarmalka
کوردی: ئەڵمانیا
Sranantongo: Doysrikondre
српски / srpski: Њемачка
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Njemačka
Basa Sunda: Jérman
suomi: Saksa
svenska: Tyskland
Tagalog: Alemanya
தமிழ்: ஜெர்மனி
Taqbaylit: Lalman
tarandíne: Germanie
татарча/tatarça: Алмания
తెలుగు: జర్మనీ
tetun: Alemaña
ትግርኛ: ጀርመን
тоҷикӣ: Олмон
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎠᏛᏥ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Ma'evé'ho'éno
ತುಳು: ಜರ್ಮನಿ
Türkçe: Almanya
Türkmençe: Germaniýa
Twi: Gyaaman
тыва дыл: Германия
удмурт: Германия
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Jerman
українська: Німеччина
اردو: جرمنی
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: گېرمانىيە
Vahcuengh: Dwzgoz
vèneto: Germania
vepsän kel’: Saksanma
Tiếng Việt: Đức
Volapük: Deutän
Võro: S'aksamaa
walon: Almagne
文言: 德國
West-Vlams: Duutsland
Winaray: Alemanya
Wolof: Almaañ
吴语: 德国
Xitsonga: Jarimani
ייִדיש: דייטשלאנד
Yorùbá: Jẹ́mánì
粵語: 德國
Zazaki: Almanya
Zeêuws: Duutsland
žemaitėška: Vuokītėjė
中文: 德国