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A major European country.

  • Germany is the federal parliamentary republic in Europe.
  • Amongst European countries, it is the largest economy, and the second most populous nation.
  • It is a member of NATO, G8, G4 Nations and the European Union (EU).
  • The region called Germania was documented before 100 AD.
  • The official name of Germany is Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany).
  • Germany is the founder member of European Community in 1957 which later became European Union.
  • Germans Constitution is called Grundgesetz (Basic Law).
  • Berlin, the capital city of Germany is its largest city.
  • There are 16 states in Germany. 3 of them are city-states.
  • TV owners in Germany have to pay 17.03 Euros per month for public tv.
  • In Germany, Price of Book are set by Publisher and not by Retailer.
  • Germans could not get Coca-Cola during World War II and hence they made a juicy combination which became popular as Fanta. During the war, a German sub was sunk by a broken toilet.
  • They are the second largest beer consumers in the world, after the Irish. Germany has over 1500 Beer varieties. Needless to say, it is the country where one can find the cheapest beer in the entire Europe.
  • Germany has the most Football fan clubs than any other country in the world.
  • They are the first to adopt Daylight Saving Time (DST), in the year 1916.
  • The tallest church in the world, Ulm Cathedral, is in Germany. It is 161.53 meters (530 feet) high.
  • World's most colorful caves, the Fairy Grottoes, are in Germany.
  • Angela Merkel is first woman chancellor of republic.
  • There are over 300 kinds of bread in Germany. There is a bread museaum even.
  • German language has are 35 dialects.
  • 2% of Germans do not own cell phones.
  • The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum) tradition came from Germany.
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