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Germany

Germany is a modern and stable democracy. Tourist facilities are highly developed. In larger towns, many people can communicate in English. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Germany for additional information.

Germany

           
 

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Germany
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Berlin
Boundary Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
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Main Cities: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Hannover, Essen, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Leipzig
Country Size: 357,021 sq km
Population: 82,422,299

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

German

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Predominant Religions:

Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%

National Holidays: Unity Day, 3 October (1990)
Economic Status:

Germany is a modern and stable democracy. Germany's affluent and technologically powerful economy - the fifth largest in the world - has become one of the slowest growing economies in the euro zone.

Security:

Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr): Army (Heer), Navy (Deutsche Marine, includes naval air arm), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Joint Service Support Command (Streitkraeftebasis), Central Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitaetsdienst)

US Presence:

US Consular Sections are located at:
Berlin: Clayallee 170; Tel: (49)(30)832-9233; Fax: (49)(30) 8305-1215.
Frankfurt: Giessner Str. 30, Tel. (49)(69) 75350; Fax: (49)(69) 7535-2304.
Leipzig: Wilhelm-Seyfferth-Strasse 4, Tel. (49)(341) 213-8418; Fax: (49)(341) 2138417 (emergency service only).

Munich: Koenigstrasse 5, Tel. (49)(89) 2888-0; Fax: (49)(89) 280-9998.

There is also a U.S. consular agency in Bremen located at Bremen World Trade Center, Birkenstrasse 15, Tel: (49)(421) 301-5860; Fax: (49)(421) 301-5861.

When calling another city from within Germany, dial a zero before the city code (for example, when calling Berlin from Munich, the city code for Berlin is 030).

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Major Airports:

Airports:  554, Airports w/paved runways:  332 (many significant International Airports throughout Germany) Berlin – Schönefeld International Airport (SXF/EDDB) Berlin, Schönfeld, Germany, D-12521 Berlin-Schönfeld, GERMANY

Tel: +49 (0)30 60 91-1682
Fax: +49 (0)30 60 91-2009
Website: www.berlin-airport.de

Frankfurt Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Frankfurt Airport, Germany, Fraport AG, Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, D-60547 Frankfort/Main, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)69 6 90-66631; +49 (0)69 6 90-66824
Fax: +49 (0)69 6 90-70593, +49 (0)69 6 90-59192
Website: www.frankfurt.com/cms/default/rubrik/2/2228.fraport_en.htm
Customs, hours: 24 hours
Tel: +49 (0)69 6 90-21731
Fax: +49 (0)69 6 90-50151

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