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Facts and Figures


Area: 357.050 sqkm

Capital city: Berlin (3.4 million inhabitants)

Population: 82.3 million inhabitants, foreigner 8,8%

Religions: Protestants (33%), Catholics (33%), Muslims (3%). There is no state religion.

State holiday: October 3, Day of German Unity

State system: Democratic-parliamentary federal state

Head of state: Federal President Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler

Head of government: Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

State structure: Federation consisting of 16 federal states ("Länder")

Gross domestic product (GDP): EUR 2,423 billion (2007)

GDP per inhabitant: EUR 29,455 (2007)

(Sources: Foreign Service, Deutschland-Portal)