Country profile


General information

The Federal Republic of Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. It was a founding member of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957. Germany is home to around 82 million people and has a landmass of 357,050 square kilometres.

The capital city is Berlin.

The official language is German.

Economic data
Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, based on purchasing power parity (PPP): USD 46,974
Real change in GDP between 2010 and 2015: 8.3 %
Gross national debt as percentage of GDP: 71 %
Percentage of women (aged 15-64) in gainful employment: 69.9 %
Youth unemployment rate (15-24 year-olds): 7.1 %

The national currency is the euro (EUR).

Additional information

Country information from the Federal Foreign Office
Germany Portal
Website of the German government