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GERMANY - Federal Republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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National or official language: German
Other spoken languages: • Regional dialects
Literacy: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1997 est.)
male: NA
female: NA


Population: 82,424,609 (July 2004 est.)
Structure: 0-14 years: 14.7% (male 6,197,490; female 5,879,052)
15-64 years: 67% (male 28,119,536; female 27,132,713)
65 years and over: 18.3% (male 6,096,106; female 8,999,712) (2004 est.)
Ethnic groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
Religions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%


Currency: euro (EUR)

Major exports 2002 % of total Major imports 2002 % of total
Motor vehicles <19.1 Chemicals < 10.6
Machines <14.1 Motor vehicles < 10.2
Chemicals <11.8 Machines <6.9
Telecoms technology <4.8 Telecoms technology <6.0
Leading markets 2002 % of total Leading suppliers 2002 % of total
France < 10.8 France < 9
US <10.3 Netherlands <7.8
UK <8.4 US <7.3
Italy <7.3 UK < 6.1

GDP (US$ bn; market exchange rate)
Real GDP growth <1.6
GDP (US$ bn; PPP) <2,198.3
Real domestic demand growth <0.9
GDP per head (US$; market exchange rate) <24,211
Inflation <1.2
GDP per head (US$; purchasing power parity) <26,691 FDI inflows/GDP <3.8


Government type: federal republic
Capital: Berlin
Independence: 18 January 1871 (German Empire unification); divided into four zones of occupation (UK, US, USSR, and later, France) in 1945 following World War II; Federal Republic of Germany proclaimed 23 May 1949 and included the former UK, US, and French zones; German Democratic Republic proclaimed 7 October 1949 and included the former USSR zone; unification of Germany took place 3 October 1990; all four powers formally relinquished rights 15 March 1991
National holiday: Unity Day, 3 October (1990)
Legal system: Basic Law; became constitution of the united German people 3 October 1990
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

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Ethnologue - Language background on GERMANY
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Economics - GERMANY

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