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Formal Name Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Capital Berlin
Main Cities Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt
Official Language German
Currency Euro (€). 1 Euro = 100 cents
Dialling Code +49
Emergency numbers 110 and 112
Time Zone CET (UTC + 1)
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March (clocks go forward by an hour) through to the last Sunday in October (clocks go back by an hour).
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 230 volts AC; frequency of 50 hertz
Government Federal republic
Population 81,471,834 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers
Area Surface 357,022 sq Km
Coastline 2,389 Km
German flag German flag


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