List of Germany-related topics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Germany:

The Federal Republic of Germany[1] is a sovereign country located in Central Europe.[2] Germany is a federal parliamentary republic of sixteen states (Bundesländer). The capital and largest city is Berlin.

General reference

Geography of Germany

Main article: Geography of Germany

Germany is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate.

 Austria 784 km (487 mi)
 Czech Republic 646 km (401 mi)
 Netherlands 577 km (359 mi)
 Poland 456 km (283 mi)
 France 451 km (280 mi)
  Switzerland 334 km (208 mi)
 Belgium 167 km (104 mi)
 Luxembourg 138 km (86 mi)
 Denmark 68 km (42 mi)
  • Coastline: 2,389 km (1,484 mi)

Environment of Germany

Geographic features of Germany

Regions of Germany

Main article: Regions of Germany

Administrative divisions of Germany

States of Germany
Main article: States of Germany

Germany is divided into 16 Bundesländer (see map on the right)

Further subdivisions

Demography of Germany

Main article: Demographics of Germany

With over 82 million inhabitants, it comprises the largest population among the member states of the European Union and is home to the third-highest number of international migrants.

Neighbours of Germany

Germany is bordered by:

Government and politics of Germany

Main article: Government of Germany and Politics of Germany

Branches of the government of Germany

Main article: Government of Germany

Executive branch of the government of Germany

Legislative branch of the government of Germany

Judicial branch of the government of Germany

Foreign relations of Germany

International organization membership

The Federal Republic of Germany is a member of:[2]

Law and order in Germany

Main article: Law of Germany

Military of Germany

Main article: Military of Germany

Local government in Germany

Main article: Local government in Germany

History of Germany

Main articles: History of Germany, Germanic peoples, Germania, and Timeline of German history

Culture of Germany

Main article: Culture of Germany

Art in Germany

Sports in Germany

Main article: Sports in Germany

Economy and infrastructure of Germany

Main article: Economy of Germany

Germany was the largest exporter of goods in 2007. In absolute terms, Germany allocates the second biggest annual budget of development aid in the world,[5] while its military expenditure ranked sixth.[6] The country has developed a high standard of living and established a comprehensive system of social security.

Education in Germany

Main article: Education in Germany

Health in Germany

Main article: Health in Germany

See also

Germany portal
European Union portal
Main article: Germany


External links

Atlas of Germany


  • — Official German portal
  • Germany Tourism
  • German news and features, Expatica
  • DW-WORLD.DE Deutsche Welle — Germany's international broadcaster
  • News Portal of the German Embassy to the USA
  • History of Germany since 1945 PDF (1.28 MB)

Facts and figures

  • CIA statistics
  • Facts about Germany — by the German Federal Foreign Office
  • — Federal Statistical Office Germany (English)


  • Germany Travel Info — by the German National Tourist Office


  • Database of travelers' photos sorted by region (fotocommunity)

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