The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland.
The population of Germany was around 84 million in 2023.
The capital of Germany is Berlin, it is also the largest city.
Other major cities include Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
Germany is a member of the European Union.
Germany has had an unsettled history, including the Nazi regime and tension between East and West Germany (which were reunified in 1990).
Countries that border Germany include Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Switzerland.
Germany has the largest economy in Europe.
Large German companies include BMW, Adidas, SAP, Mercedes-Benz, Nivea, Audi, Bayer, Volkswagen and Siemens.
Germany has a number of important natural resources, including copper, nickel, natural gas, uranium and coal.
Germany is in the process of phasing out nuclear power plants.
There are many national parks in Germany include the Bavarian Forest National Park, Jasmund National Park, Harz National Park, and the Wadden Sea National Parks among others.
Over 100 Germans have been awarded the Nobel prize in their field, including Albert Einstein, who was born in Germany.
Germany has been home to famous composers such as Johann Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Wagner.
Around two-thirds of Germans are multilingual, meaning they can speak at least one foreign language.
The German coat of arms features a black eagle against a yellow shield.
Germans drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Germany. The German men's national team has won the World Cup four times, in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.
For more information, check out maps of Germany or take a closer look at the German flag.