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Germany owns a special place in Europe and the World. Known for its industrialization, Autobahns, festivals unique like Beer festival, top class education, Car production, beautiful cities and culture. Germany is one of the most unique country in Europe with its characteristic of modern and old in each field of art & architecture, industry and life.
Germany is located in Western Europe and shares borders with nine other countries: Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It is connected to sea through Baltic and North Sea. It lies mostly between latitudes 47° and 55° N and longitudes 5° and 16° E. German territory covers 357,021 km2 (137,847 sq mi), consisting of 349,223 km2 (134,836 sq mi) of land and 7,798 km2 (3,011 sq mi) of water. By the size, it is the 7th largest country in Europe.The Capital of Germany is Berlin, which is also the largest metropolis, while Frankfurt is the financial capital. With respect to urbanisation, Ruhr is the largest urban area, dortmund and Essen.
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The population of Germany is 83,000,000. With these number of people, it is the most populous nation after Russia in Europe. Culturally, the demographic of Germany is diverse. The diversity is due to immigrant population. Germany is 2nd after USA in attracting immigrants. It is estimated that around 12% of Germany population are not citizens, direct immigrants, most of which live in Western urban areas. Also Four sizeable groups of people are referred to as "national minorities" , they have been living in those areas since ages, but with modern political divisions, they became the German Citizens. Danish, Sorbs, Roma, and Frisians are these “National Minorities”.In 2015, the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs listed Germany as host to the second-highest number of international migrants worldwide, about 5% or 12 million of all 244 million migrants.
Religious Diversity is not as wide as ethnic. Majority of people follow Christianity, among which more than half, around two-third of them are Protestant, whereas remaining are Roman Catholic. There are Jews, but in negligible in number.Other religions practised are Islam, Buddhism and also Hinduism.
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Berlin is the known for bridges, Museums, unique festivals, people,immigrants,Berlin Wall,architectural buildings,opera house, clubs and theatres and also the most Germany’s most populous city.
Located in North Western part of the Germany, largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,723,914 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. Berlin is more famous for its history after 2nd World War, and it’s reunion in 90’s. The city is Mecca for history lovers as it has more Museums than rainy days in Germany. Bode Museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Also it’s architectural building a sight for tourists. Though majority of Germany was devastated in WWII, a major reconstruction programme has restored the buildings in its original form. The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic landmark of Berlin and Germany; it stands as a symbol of eventful European history and of unity and peace.
Berlin is a very cosmopolitan city which has liberal culture and privacy is respected by the people. It is one of the most favourite destinations for both, immigrants and expatriates. There are around half a million foreigner who live in Germany with home nationality passport. Economically, it is a very progressive state Though Frankfurt is the financial capital of Germany, multinational company office are located here. Also It also houses Creative industries like creative arts and entertainment business is an important part of Berlins economy. The sector comprises music, film, advertising, architecture, art, design, fashion, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software,TV, radio, and video games.Berlin is an important centre in the European and German film industry.Home to 1,000 film and television production companies, 270 movie theaters, and around 300 national and international co-productions are filmed in the region every year.
Berlin has two international Airports, Tegel Airport (TXL) is within the city limits, and Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is just outside Berlin. Transport infrastructure is very wide and efficient. Germany is committed towards climate change and green energy, which is evident from the highly developed Cycling Lane in Berlin. It is estimated Berlin has 710 bicycles per 1000 residents. Around 500,000 daily bike riders accounted for 13% of total traffic in 2010.
Tourism is an important part of Germany as it is Seventh most visited country in the World. The contribution of tourism in Germany economy is significant, reaching billions of US $, providing jobs and employment, direct and indirect to more than million Germans. According to Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Reports, Germany is ranked 3 out of 136 countries in the 2017 report, and is rated as one of the safest travel destinations worldwide.
The major reasons for which tourist come to Germany are experience German culture,Outdoor activities and countryside and Cities.
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Above are among the few destinations in Germany. It has much to offer in terms of culture, old towns, natural landscapes and routes.
Medical tourism is not a tread in Germany. Healthcare is government funded to the citizens.
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