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Population: 82.4 million
Size: 357,045 sq. km.
Official Language: German
Capital: Berlin
Currency: Euro

The Federal Republic of Germany is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by a total of nine neighbouring states. In terms of population it is the largest country in the European Union, in terms of area, the third largest.

More than half the German people live in towns with a population of between 2,000 and 100,000. There are 86 larger towns and cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants spread throughout the country. Since re-unification the capital and future seat of government is once again Berlin, with a current population of 3.5 million. The towns can boast a lively, varied cultural scene sometimes comprising distinguished theatres, orchestras, art academies, art collections, and libraries. The right to artistic freedom is guaranteed as is the right to freedom of expression.

Visit this link for more information about Germany:
The Lonely Planet Guide - Germany