Germany has a population of more than 80 million on a surface area of 357.121km2. The spoken language in Germany is German. Germany consists of the following states: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia.
Germany has a moderate sea climate. There are relatively mild winters and the summers are not extremely hot. Rain falls throughout the year. Christianity is the main religion in Germany. Around one third of the German population is member of the Evangelical German Church and around the same number are Catholic. A small number of the Christians is orthodox. Other religions in Germany are Islam and Judaism.
Germany has the strongest economy in Europe. Worldwide only the economies of the United States, China and Japan are stronger. Germany has a free market economy. They are the biggest exporters of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machines, vehicles, machine parts, food products and textile products. The currency in Germany is the euro. The BPP is US$ 50.200.