U.S.State Dept. Background Note: Germany


Official Name: Federal Republic of Germany

PROFILE

Geography
Area: 357,114 sq. km. (137,846 sq. mi.); about the size of Montana.
Cities (2007): Capital–Berlin (population about 3.41 million). Other cities–Hamburg (1.77 million), Munich (1.31 million), Cologne (1 million), Frankfurt (671,000), Essen (567,000), Dortmund (581,000), Stuttgart (602,000), Dusseldorf (586,000), Bremen (548,000), Hanover (521,000).
Terrain: Low plain in the north; high plains, hills, and basins in the center and east; mountainous alpine region in the south.
Climate: Temperate; cooler and rainier than much of the United States.

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