Key figures

State
Democratic parliamentary federal democracy since 1949

Capital city   
Berlin, 3.4 million inhabitants

National flag
Three horizontal stripes in black, red, gold

Emblem
Stylized eagle 

Motto
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
"Unity and Justice and Freedom"

Anthem
Third verse of August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben's "Das Lied der Deutschen" to a melody by Joseph Haydn "Kaiserhymne"

State holiday
October 3, Day of German Unity

Parliament
Bundestag (16th legislative period: 613 MPs)

Time zone  
CET/CEST

Currency  
Germany is a member of the Eurozone, EUR 1 = 100 cents

Phone dial code  
+49

Internet TLD  
.de (one of the ten most frequent top-level domains)

Official language  
German. German is the mother tongue of 100 million people. German is the mother tongue spoken most frequently in the European Union.

 

Updated: 5.10.2012