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Germany officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe, comprising of 16 independent states

General features

Germany is in Western and Central Europe, bordering Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the south-west, and Belgium and the Netherlands in the north-west. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Significant natural resources are iron ore, coal, potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, arable land and water. By European standards it has many natural resources, including lignite, anthracite, timber, peat, iron ore and hydroelectric power. However, Germany has very few natural gas or petroleum deposits and so it must import large amounts of them.

(Statistic number: the total natural gas imported in cubic meters (cu m)- imports: 99.63 billion cu m

(Source: CIA World Fact book information in this page is accurate as of January 9, 2012)

Germany has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The east has a more continental climate; winters can be very cold and summers very warm, and long dry periods are frequent. Central and southern Germany are transition regions which vary from moderately oceanic to continental. In addition to the maritime and continental climates that predominate over most of the country, the Alpine regions in the extreme south and, to a lesser degree, some areas of the Central German Uplands have a mountain climate, characteristic by lower temperatures and greater precipitation the largest economy in the European Union. It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a technological leader in many fields.

Germany has a social market economy with a highly qualified…...

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