General Information

Capital: Berlin


Major Cities: Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne.


Official Language: German


Time Zone: GMT+1 World Time Clock


Currency: Euro Currency Calculator


Total Area: 347,021 sq km 63rd largest country in the world


Population: 82 million (July 2008)


GDP: $3.927 trillion (July 2007)


GDP per capita: $40,079 (July 2007)


Labour force: 43.66 million


Industry: service sector (70%), industry (29.1%), agriculture (0.9%).


Export partners: France 9.7%, U.S. 7.5%, U.K. 7.3%, Italy 6.7%, Netherlands 6.4%, Austria 5.4%, Belgium 5.3%, Spain 5%.


Import partners: Netherlands 12%, France 8.6%, Belgium 7.8%, China 6.2%, Italy 5.8%, U.K. 5.65, U.S. 4.5%, Austria 4.4%.

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