May 21, 2022
The Federal Republic of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland National slogan: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit (German: unity, justice and freedom) National Anthem: Das Lied der Deutschen (German) German Song The Federal Republic of Germany (Germany: Bundesrepublik Deutschland), commonly known as Germany (Germany: Deutschland), is a federal republic located in the western part of Central Europe. Berlin is the capital and largest city. It borders Switzerland and Austria in the south, Denmark in the north, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in the west, and Poland and the Czech Republic in the east. It is a major political and economic country on the European continent and an important leader in many cultural, scientific and technological fields in history. With a population of about 83 million, it is the largest in the European Union. The country is made up of 16 states with limited sovereignty. The total area of the country is 357,386 square kilometers, and it mainly belongs to the warm climate. Once called "West Germany", it was classified as "Western Europe", but due to the democratization of East Germany (German Democratic Republic) and the unification of East and West Germany, it is now classified as "Central Europe" or "Central Europe". ing. The size of the German economy is the fourth largest in the world in US dollar-denominated nominal GDP (MER-based GDP) calculated by the nominal exchange rate against the US dollar, and in US dollar-denominated real GDP (PPP-based GDP) calculated by purchasing power parity against the US dollar. It is the 5th largest in the world. As a world leader in technology and industry, it is the world's third largest exporter and the world's third largest importer. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security, including the world's oldest universal health care system. Known for its rich political and cultural history, it is the homeland of many influential artists, musicians, filmmakers, philosophers, scientists and engineers, and entrepreneurs. It is the original member state of the European Communities in 1957, which developed into the European Union in 1993, has been a member of the Schengen area since 1995, and has been a member of the euro area since 1999. It is also a major member of the United Nations, Council of Europe, NATO, G7, G20 and OECD, and is one of the great powers of Europe, the "Big Four" and the great powers. Germany is the second largest immigrant in the world after the United States.