Key Information & Facts of Germany

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 9 January 2016.

General Info

Berlin

is the capital and largest city.

Euro (€) (EUR)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is called the cent. 100 cents = 1 euro.

German

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

357,021

km2 (137,847 mi2) is its area.

German

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the script used with the German alphabet and language.

DE

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

81,083,600

is the population (2014 estimate).

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone; summer is (DST) CEST (UTC+2).

Deutschland

is the endonym for the country, the name that the German locals call their country, in their German language.

+49

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

16

is the drinking age for beer and wine, and 18 for spirits.

14

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Joachim Gauck

is the president.

'Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit'

is the country’s unofficial national motto (“Unity and justice and freedom”).

Angela Merkel

is the chancellor.

Bundesrat

is Germany’s upper house of its legislature; the Bundestag is the lower house.

'Deutschlandlied'

is the country’s national anthem (“Song of Germany”).

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.
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Key Cities & Regions

Münster

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