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Capital : Berlin
Language :  German
Currency :  Euro
Population : 82 175 700
Area : 357 114 km2

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 9.4% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 52,391,000 motor vehicles (644 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. Over 47% of websites in the world have a built-in CMS system. This amount is constantly increasing. Typo 3 – CMS (less known in Poland) is very popular and dynamically developed in Germany. You can learn more about ecommerce platforms here: ekomersiak.pl

5. During Oktoberfest, about 5 million liters of beer are consumed sold in liter mugs called Maßkrug.

6. Germany, despite being beer lovers, is only in fifth place in the world in terms of production.

7. At most nursing homes, dummy bus stops are erected. Older people trying to escape are found here.

8. The national top-level domain is .de . There are more than 15 219 560 websites with this extension.

9. The most popular pages with the extension .de are google.de, amazon.de and ebay.de.

10. 40% of the annual beer stock in Germany is sold during the Oktoberfest.

11. In 2012 a special hotline called Schimpf-los was launched, which means “exclude it”. Anyone can call and challenge the employed operators.

12. In 2015, 9% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

13. In this country there are over 644 480 km of paved roads including over 12,917 km of expressways (1% of all roads in the world).

14. The country has 539 airports, 318 with a paved surface.

15. In this country there are more than 41 981 km of railway tracks.

16. In four German cities there are metro lines Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Nuremberg).

17. In Germany, processed biogas called blomethane is increasingly used to refuel cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

18. In Bavaria, beer is officially considered food.

19. Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.

20. The tradition of “Christmas Tree” comes from Germany.

21. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 11.5 Mb / s, and the maximum is 49.2 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

22. Full name of the country – Federal Republic of Germany.

23. Political system – federal republic.

24. The average temperature in January is -1 ° C, in July 17 ° C.

25. Plastic bottles manufactured in Germany are thick and durable, which allows them to be used many times.

26. There are over 12.8 thousand km of highways in Germany.


Geography in Germany

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1. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Germany. Over 1.3 million tourists visit it annually. It is called the “fairy tale castle”.

2. The lowest situated place in the country is Neuendorf-Sachsenbande – 3.5 m.p.p.

3. Germany borders with such countries as: Austria 784 km, Belgium 167 km, Czech Republic 815 km, Denmark 68 km, France 451 km, Luxembourg 138 km, Netherlands 577 km, Poland 456 km, Switzerland 334 km.

4. Germany borders the largest number of countries in Europe (9 neighbors).

5. The reunification of Germany took place on October 3, 1990.

6. The country is 1.1 times larger than Poland.

7. The longest river is the Rhine, 865 km.

8. The highest peak is Zugspitze, 2962 m above sea level.

9. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed about 7,000 people in this country in August.

10. In 2003, it was the warmest summer since 1901.

11. There are 167190 km2 of agricultural land in Germany (48% of the country).

12. Feldberg is the highest town in the country.

13. 110760 km2 of the country is covered by forests (31.8%)

14. Near the town of Zernikow there was Hitler’s pine forest, in which dozens of yellowish larches forming the shape of a swastika were planted. These trees were cut out in 2000.

139. The nearest capital in a straight line from Berlin is Prague (Czech Republic) – 279 km.

140. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Berlin is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18138 km.


Finance in Germany

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1. The minimum wage is EUR 8.5 per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Germany is 29.65%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 47.5%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 3,908,800,000,000 (16 729 664 000 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 3,677,000,000,000 (PLN 15,737,560,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of the year was 74.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 919 873 600 000 (PLN 12 497 059 008 000),
2018 year was 64 , 1% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 2,356,957,000,000 (PLN 10,087,775,960,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 28,994 (PLN 124,922).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 5 597 000 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 5,407,504,000,000 .

9. The percentage share in the global German economy in 2015 is 5.17% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

10. This country has 2018 over year $189 893 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (1.56% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

11. Germany has 3381000 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Germany

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

3. Outside built-up, the speed limit on the normal road varies from 100 to 130 km / h, there are no speed limits on most motorways,

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 65 and 3 months.

5. The average amount of the pension is 826 EUR.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 47.5%, and for companies 30% (2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

8. Holocaust denial is a crime.

9. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

10. In Germany, beer is sold to people over 16 years of age.

11. For each drink in a tin, plastic and glass bottle you have to pay a deposit.

12. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

13. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 24 days.

14. The last death penalty was carried out in 1945.

15. The financial penalties imposed on the driver for stopping on the motorway due to lack of fuel are very severe.

16. There is no speed limit on 70% of motorways.


Education in Germany

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 13 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 99.

4. In German schools, 6 are the lowest and 1 is the highest.

5. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 812 924 people).


Work in Germany

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1. The minimum wage is EUR 8.5 per hour (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is € 3,800.

3. The amount of income tax in Germany is 29.65%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 65 and 3 months.

5. The average amount of the pension is 826 EUR.

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.4% .

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 47.5%, and for companies 30% (2018).

8. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 24 days.

9. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Germany

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1. The tallest building in the country is the Berliner Fernsehturm in Berlin, 368 meters high. Established in 1969.

2. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Germany. Over 1.3 million tourists visit it annually. It is called the “fairy tale castle”.

3. The lowest situated place in the country is Neuendorf-Sachsenbande – 3.5 m.p.p.

4. Germany borders the largest number of countries in Europe (9 neighbors).

5. In this country, in the sixteenth century, a serial killer prowled, which killed nearly a thousand people in 13 years.

6. The largest airport in Germany is in Frankfurt. Annually over 59 million people use it.

7. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

8. There are over 1000 types of sausages.

9. In this country there are the largest number of zoos in the world (over 400).

10. In Ulm there is the highest cathedral in the world (162 m).

11. Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters) – this is the longest German word.

12. The oldest surviving weapon was found in Germany. It is a spear from 400,000 years ago.

13. Over 800 tons of antibiotics for animals are placed on the market annually. Twice more than for people.

14. The longest river is the Rhine, 865 km.

15. The highest peak is Zugspitze, 2962 m above sea level.

16. In 2003, it was the warmest summer since 1901.

17. Feldberg is the highest town in the country.

18. Germany is the second largest consumer of beer in the world (after Ireland).

19. The largest beer festival – Oktoberfest, starts in September.

20. In Germany there are the most football fanclubs in the world.

21. There are as many as 300 varieties of bread.

22. The lowest temperature: -45.9 °C was measured in Funtensee.

23. The highest temperature: 40.3 °C was measured in Lower Franconia.


Army in Germany

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1. Germany participates in the program of sharing American nuclear weapons within NATO. They have 10-20 heads.

2. All old tanks belonging to NATO are scrapped in Germany.

3. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 7 place,
2018 > year – 10 place.

4. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 180,000 professional and 145,000 reservists,
2018 year – 178 640 professional and 30 000 reservists.

5. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 400 tanks, 4200 > armored vehicles, 700 jet aircraft and 400 helicopters,
2018 year – 430 tanks, 4620 armored vehicles, 712 jets and 384 helicopters.

6. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 45,000,000,000 (PLN 192,600,000,000),
2018 year – $ 45,200,000,000 (PLN 193,456,000,000).

7. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about ships, in 2018 it was about 139 ships.


Society in Germany

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1. 103 Germans accumulated assets greater than one billion American dollars.

2. In Germany, an average person consumes about 11.8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most beer is drunk – 54%, then wine – 28%, and spirit – 18%.

4. In 2013, 3,339 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 65 and 3 months.

6. The average IQ level is 99.

7. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. Müller is the most popular name in Germany.

9. In this country, women having their first child on average 29.2 years old.

10. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.4 children.

11. In this country, over 71 727 000 (2015) 79 127 551 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 97% of the population).

12. Around 29,000,000 (2015) 31,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

13. The population density is 229 people / km2.

14. The main religion is Catholicism and Lutheranism (30% each). 33% of citizens do not recognize any religion.

16. 102 German citizens received the Nobel Prize.

17. In Germany, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 49 minutes a day.

18. The average age people living in this country is 46.5 years old.

19. In this country there are approximately:
10 492 000 people (12.88%) in the age range 0-14 years.
53 494 000 people (65.67%) in the age range 15-64 years.
17,473,000 people (21.45%) over 65 years old.

20. In this country, about 690,000 children are born each year (0.8% of the population), and about 930,000 people die (1.1% of the population).

21. 303 people in 1000 possess firearms.

22. 88% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

23. In this country an adult person smokes 87 cigarettes a month on average.

24. The average life expectancy in this country is 80.6 years (women – 83.1 years and men – 78.2 years).


Symbols of Germany

1. The national alcohol is schnapps and beer.

2. The national tree is oak.

3. The national animal is a mythical black eagle.

4. The national fruit is an apple.


Customs in Germany

1. The custom of “keeping your thumbs” comes from Germany. It was a protective gesture used by warriors who would not be able to use their weapons without a thumb.

2. When you answer the phone, you do not say “I’m listening”, just give your name.


Holidays in Germany

1. The largest beer festival – Oktoberfest, starts in September.


Sport in Germany

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1. In Germany there are the most football fanclubs in the world.


History of Germany

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1. In 1933-1942, 3,870 km of highways were built in Germany.

2. The Berlin Wall, 156 kilometers long, from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989 separated West Berlin from East Berlin. In the propaganda language of the GDR, he was called an anti-fascist protective shaft.

3. In 1922, the German brand was the fastest weakening currency in the world. The value of the dollar grew at the rate of over 600,000 marks per minute. The bread then cost about 100 billion marks.

4. The first driving license (written consent for public use of the car) was received in 1888 by Karl Benz from the Grand Duke of Baden.

5. In 1910, an obligation to drive drivers, authorization to drive cars was introduced. Road education training and tests were organized.

6. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, proposed the division of the Third Reich after the Second World War into six separate states: Austria, Bavaria, Hannover, Hesse, Prussia and Saxony.

7. In this country, in the sixteenth century, a serial killer prowled, which killed nearly a thousand people in 13 years.

8. Germany was the first to introduce a change in summer time in 1916.

9. The oldest surviving weapon was found in Germany. It is a spear from 400,000 years ago.

10. The custom of “keeping your thumbs” comes from Germany. It was a protective gesture used by warriors who would not be able to use their weapons without a thumb.

11. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed about 7,000 people in this country in August.

12. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1918.

13. He joined the United Nations on September 18, 1973.

14. Before World War II, over 90% of Jews living in Europe considered German as their native language.

15. On May 9, 1955, Germany joined the political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Germany

1. Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters) – this is the longest German word.

2. The first printed book was in German.

3. The most popular “language break” in Germany is: Zwei schwartze schleimige Schlangen sitzen zwischen zwei spitzigen Steinen und zischen. It is a story about two black snakes that sit between two pointed stones and hiss.


Answers

What is the highest mountain in Germany?

The highest peak in Germany is the Zugspitze (2962 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Germany?

The Rhine is the largest river in Germany, 865 km.

answer: Marta


What Germany has national colors?

National colors: black, red and gold.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is schnapps and beer.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a mythical black eagle.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Germany?

Germany borders on such countries as: Austria 784 km, Belgium 167 km, Czech Republic 815 km, Denmark 68 km, France 451 km, Luxembourg 138 km, the Netherlands 577 km, Poland 456 km, Switzerland 334 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 46.5 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is EUR 8.5 per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Germany?

The population density is 234 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Unity, law and freedom”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 40.3 ° C was measured in Lower Franconia.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -45.9 ° C was measured in Funtensee.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at 16-18. Beer and wine for 16 years, vodka for 18 years.

answer: Marta