Germany (German: Deutschland, / dɔʏtʃlant /), or officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland (help · info); / bʊndəsʁepu ˌ bli ː k dɔʏtʃlant /), is a country in Central Europe. North by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, the east by Poland and the Czech Republic to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Germany 357 021 km ² covers an area of and is located in the temperate climate zone. With a population of 81.5 million is the country with the largest population of the European Union.  In addition to the third-country immigrants is the most.