by Felix Staudte on 13/10/09 at 7:33 am
This in an article with the most important facts about Germany culture and living. It also gives you a basic outline of what the country is like.
Germany is located in central Europe. Its neighbors are the North Sea, Denmark, the Baltic Sea, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands. The capital city is Berlin and the main airport is in Frankfurt. Germany covers a total of 357,021 sq km, of which 349,223 sq km is land and 7,798 sq km is water. The population is 82,369,552 people. 13.8% of these are 0-14 years old, 66.2% are 15-64 and 20% are 65 and over. Germany is the second most populous country.
Of course, the language spoken in Germany is German. This is the tenth most spoken language in the world. In the United States it is the fourth most spoken language at home. German is also spoken in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and some others.
Food in Germany is different depending on where you are, but the most famous food product of Germany is Sausage. Germany is also famous for making delicious deserts like cakes and tarts. The most common meat people eat in Germany is pork, poultry and beef. In the poultry category Chicken is the most common. Usually Germans eat things like cereals in the morning, something cooked at noon and bread in the evening.
There are different religions in Germany, but mainly Protestant and Roman Catholic. 34% are Protestant, 34% are Roman Catholic, 3.7% are Muslim and 28.3% are unaffiliated or other. Germany is a country with religious freedom.
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