Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Federal Republic of Germany – The Home of BMW

federal republic of Germany flag
Country name: Germany
Official Country name: Federal Republic of Germany
Continent: Europe
Reunification: 3rd October 1990 while became a Federal Republic on 23rd May 1949
Area: 357,021 square kilometers
Capital: Berlin
Share borders with: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxemburg, Poland, Switzerland and The Netherlands
Other major cities: Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt
Population: 81,799,600
Currency: Euro
Official Language: German
Other major language: Sorbian, Romani and Danish
Religions: Christianity 62%, Islam 5% and other religions 4%. 29% of the population has no religion.

Amazing and interesting facts about Germany:

  • Germans are the largest consumers of bread therefore there are over 300 different types of bread in Germany. They even have a bread museum where one can see the history of breads and different techniques and methods of making a bread.
  • German language is not only spoken in Germany but also in many other countries. In fact, German is the official language of Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and Liechtenstein. There are over 92 million German speakers worldwide while German is the third most taught language in the world.
  • Germany is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world and home to many remarkable brands like BMW, Marcedes-Benz, Porsche, Opel, Volkswagen and Audi.
  • Germans are very smart and intelligent therefore they have hundreds of inventions and discoveries on their credit. Aspirin, Electron Microscope, Black Forest Cake, X-ray, Air bag, Motorcycle, Homeopathy, Coffee Filter, Jeans and dozens of many other useful products were invented/discovered by Germans. Uranus and Neptune were also discovered by Germans.
  • Germany has the most number of registered zoos in the world i.e. 416. Zoologischer Garten in Berlin is the largest zoo in the world with 14,000 animal population of 1,500 different species.

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