Official Name: Bundesrepublik Deutschland or Federal Republic of Germany
Capital: Berlin, 3.5 million population.
Population Density: 234 people/km2
(1) Inventions: printing press, cuckoo clock, telephone, diesel engine, asprin, fluorescent lamp, pregnancy test, x-rays, gummy bears.
(3) Language: German is the 3rd most commonly taught language in the world, spoken by about 100 million people, and an official language in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and Lichtenstein.
(5) Food: Germany has 300 types of bread and 1000 types of sausage. Germans are the 2nd largest beer consumers in the world (after Ireland).
(6) Economy: Europe’s largest economy.
(7) Holocaust: Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany.
(9) Speed: 65% of the autobahn (highway) in Germany has no speed limit.
(10) Claims to Fame:
Composers: Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Wagner, Strauss, Handel.
Philosophers: Nietzche, Marx, Kant, Hegel.
Theologians: Martin Luther, Philip Melancthon, Jurgen Moltmann, Albert Schweitzer, Helmut Thielicke.
Scientists: Albert Einstein, Johannes Gutenberg, Johannes Kepler.
Sports People: Boris Becker (tennis), Steffi Graf (tennis), Michael Schumacher (Formula One), Sebastien Vettel (Formula One).