Germany : The Country Of Germany

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INTRODUCTION

The country that I selected for the country report paper was Germany. Since I was last in the country, 45 years ago, many things have changed for Germany. The country was reunified in 1990, became Europe 's economic powerhouse, and is now the most important nation in the European Union. Germany is situated in northern central Europe and covers an area of 137,983 mi². Sharing its borders with nine other European countries, it is positioned in the middle of one of the world 's best access to the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom. The formal name of Germany is now the Federal Republic of Germany The capital of Germany is Berlin which is the largest city in terms of area and one of the most influential centers in European politics and culture. Today, Germany is divided into sixteen States and then the country is further divided into more than 400 districts and cities. The population of Germany is more than 81 million people with the ratio of 49% male and 51% female. Germany has the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth largest by nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world, and the fifth largest GDP per person based on purchasing power parity (PPP), and is a founding member of both the European Union and the Eurozone. Germany has a social market economy that combines capitalism with social policies favoring social insurance. Today, Germany 's economy is largely made up of a service sector (around 70 percent of the total GDP), a robust
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