Germany or officially the Federal Republic of Germany Deutschland (help · info); / , 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. 
Germanic peoples lived in the region before the year Cermanya called 100.  10 century until 1806 was part of the Holy Roman Empire, Germanic regions. 16. century northern Germany became the center of the Protestant Reformation. During the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, the first Germanic people of the nation-state has become. II. After World War II, in 1949, Germany was divided into two states, winning the war by the states. These two states united in 1990. Then the name of West Germany, a founding member of the European Union, the European Community in 1957. The merger of East Germany in 1993, became a member of this association. Germany is a part of the Schengen area, and in 2002 adopted the common European currency, the euro.
Germany is a federal parliamentary republic. Of sixteen states (Bundesländer). Capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany is the United Nations, NATO, the G8 members and ratified the Kyoto Protocol. According to Germany in 2007, 3rd in the world relative to GDP largest economy and most exporting to country. Country is the second country in the world for the development of the multi-donor.  However, the country, the 6th budget for military spending place.  The country has a high standard of living social security system. Germany, Europe, and economic issues of the country's population by the development of high-level key role to play in the world.  Germany in many cases has been recognized as a leader in the field of science and technology.