Germany is located in the heart of Europe and has borders with nine
other countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark,
France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
The German Federal Republic comprises of 16 states. Germany
has the largest population in the EU with 82.5million
inhabitants. 88% of the population live in urban areas;
Germany's largest cities are Berlin (3.4million inhabitants),
Hamburg (1.7m), Munich (1.2m), Colgne (1m) and Frankfurt/Main
Germany's National Day is 3 October (Day of German Unity)
The President of Germany is Joachim Gauck. The German
Chancellor (Head of Government) is Dr Angela Merkel.