Germany at a glance

The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Facts and figures at a glance.

Geography and Climate

Germany lies at the heart of Europe. It shares its borders with nine other nations. No other European country has more neighbours.
Quick facts
82.2
Million people

Population of Germany in 2016.

146
articles

The 146 articles of the Basic Law supersede all other German legal norms.

16
states

Germany is a federation. The federation and the 16 Länder (states) each have areas of re-sponsibility of their own.

2962
m

The Zugspitze in Bavaria is Germany’s highest peak.

Just don’t!

Typically German? These nine things really don’t go down very well in Germany. A tongue-in-cheek warning.

Germany’s most popular jobs

There are excellent opportunities for well-trained, qualified professionals in the German labour market. The most sought-after jobs and valuable tips for foreign applicants.