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

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Germany facts

1. The reunification of Germany took place on October 3, 1990.
2. The population density is 229 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.1 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism and Lutheranism (30% each). 33% of citizens do not recognize any religion.
5. The longest river is the Rhine, 865 km.
6. Full name of the country – Federal Republic of Germany.
7. Political system – the federal republic.
9. The highest peak is Zugspitze, 2962 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January -1 °C, in July 17 °C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Turyst

17. In Bavaria, beer is officially considered food.

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

19. Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes.

20. There are over 1000 types of sausages.

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

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

23. Holocaust denial is a crime.

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

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

Author: MR

26. The first printed book was in German.

27. Müller is the most popular name in Germany.

Author: MR

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

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

Author: MR

30. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 7 place,
      – 2018 year – 10 place.

31. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 180,000 professional and 145,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 178 640 professional and 30,000 reservists.

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

33. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $45,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $45,200,000,000 .

34. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about 139 ships.

Author: Wojak

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

Author: alfa

36. At the majority of old people’s homes there are dummies of bus stops. Older people trying to escape in this place are found.

Author: Helga

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

Author: Fakty

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

Author: ŁukasZ

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

Author: Monika90

40. 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.

Author: oki

41. 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.

Author: Poplątany Język

42. In 2012, a special hotline called Schimpf-los was launched, which means “hatch it”. Everyone can call and arbitrarily call employed operators.

Author: Leon

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

Author: Speed

44. 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.

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

Author: Wanda

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

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

Author: Sandra

48. 40% of the annual beer stock in Germany is sold during the Oktoberfest.

Author: Janusz

49. 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.

Author: Ispep

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

Author: Grzegorz

51. 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”.

52. Although they are beer lovers, Germany is only fifth in terms of production in the world.

53. 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.

Author: Grzegorz

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

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

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

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

Author: Daria

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

59. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.4% .

Author: Daria

60. 103 Germans accumulated assets greater than one billion American dollars.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

61. The richest of them is Georg Schaeffler with assets worth over $26.9 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

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

63. The national alcohol is schnapps and beer.

Author: AlkoWorld

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

67. The average IQ level is 99.

Author: EduKacJa

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

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

Author: Reebeka

70. The national animal is a mythical black eagle.

71. The national fruit is an apple.

Author: Kos

72. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

73. The national tree is oak.

Author: Alma

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

75. 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,

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

77. 9.4% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

78. In this country there are over 52 391 000 motor vehicles registered (644 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

79. 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).

80. In this country there are 539 airports, 318 with paved surface.

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

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

83. In Berlin, there is a metro line with the length of 151.7 km (173 stations). It was opened in 1902. Approximately 510 million people use it annually.

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

Author: Marlène

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

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

87. The average internet connection speed is 11.5 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 49.2 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

88. The national top-level domain is .de . There are over 15,219,560 websites with such an extension.

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

Author: http

90. 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).

Author: Vinamra

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

Author: Vinamra

92. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $3,908,800,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $3 677 000 000 000 .

93. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 74.7% GDP, or around: $2,919,773,600,000 ,
      – 2018 year was 64.1% GDP, or around: $2,356,957,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $28,994.

Author: Komornik

94. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $5,577,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year is around: $5 407 504 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

95. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

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

Author: VViki

97. In Berlin there are over 298 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

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

Author: BobBudowniczy

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

103. 102 German citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

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

Author: OnkelAdi

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

Author: Weteran

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

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

108. 10 women give birth to 14 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

110. The country is around:
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.

111. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Klemens

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

Author: Lutra

114. 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.

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

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

117. 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.

Author: Liliana

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

Author: Araja

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

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

Author: Setar

121. 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%).

Author: Setar

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

Author: Luiza

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

Author: Tomek

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

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

126. 303 people in 1000 possess firearms.

127. Feldberg is the highest town in the country.

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

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

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

131. The work week is 48 hours.

132. 88% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

133. 110760 km2 of the country is covered by forests (31.8%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

138. In Germany, recycled biogas called blomethane is increasingly used for refueling cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

Author: Mika

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 is the largest lake in Germany?
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What is the national dish?
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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

What is the national sport?
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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