Background last update:6 Aug 2012


Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark.

Surface area:

total 357,021 sq km

land 349,223 sq km

water 7,798 sq km

Land use:

arable land: 33.13%
permanent crops: 0.6%
other: 66.27% (2005)

Capital city: Berlin

Population: 82,422,299 (July 2006 est.)

Gross domestic production (GDP) per capita: $30,400 (2005 est.)

GDP composition by: agriculture 0.9%

Industry 29.6%

Service 69.5% (2005 est.)

GDP: 0.9% (2005 est.)

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