23 facts about Germany

23 facts about Germany

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German is known as the birthplace of medieval Christian European culture and tradition, but at the same time, as one of the most criminal and bloody regimes that left its mark on the whole world. Nowadays, it is a rich and diverse country, known for distinctive architecture, great beer, and remarkable cultural heritage.

1.Over 83 million people are living in Germany.
It places Germany 16th in the world in terms of the world’s population. The density of the population is about 232 people per square kilometer.
2.The capital of Germany is Berlin.
It is populated by 3,7 million people, covers 892 square kilometers, and is divided into 12 administrative districts. It is visited by over 13 million tourists a year.
3.German is the official language in five countries.
It is spoken in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and Lichtenstein. Over 100 million people speak the German language around the world.
4.The most numerous group of immigrants in Germany are Turks.
The second place belongs to the Poles.
5.The name Germany derives from the same Slavic root as “mute”, “stranger”.
It depicts the language barrier that existed between Germanic and Slavic tribes.
6.Germany is bordered by nine countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
7.Germany has the largest number of zoos. There are more than 400 of them.
Berlin Zoologischer Garten is the world’s largest zoo in terms of the number of species – 1,500 – and the number of animals – 14,000.
8.Germany produces more than 1,500 types of sausage and 300 types of bread.
9.In Bavaria, beer is considered food, not alcohol.
10.Germans produce more than 5,000 kinds of beer in more than 1,300 breweries.
The oldest brewery in Germany is Weihenstephan, founded in 1040 by Benedictine monks.