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.

Capital city: Berlin
Population: 82,400,996 (July 2007 est.)

Gross domestic production (GDP): 2.8% (2006 est.)  
GDP per capita: $31,900 (2006 est.)


GDP composition by:

Agriculture 1%


Industry 30%


Service 69.1% (2006 est.)

Surface area

Land use

Total: 357,021 sq km

Arable land: 33.13%

Land: 349,223 sq km

Permanent crops: 0.6%

Water: 7,798 sq km

Other: 66.27% (2005)

Information Source: CIA World Factbook

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