Full name: Federal Republic of Germany

Population: 81 millionΔ

Administrative capital: Berlin

Timezone: UTC/GMT + 2 hour

Area: 357,027 sq km (137,849 sq miles)° 

Sunshine: moderate, temperate climate, warm Summers, cold Winters, but fairly constant

Coastline: 2,389 km°

Main religions: Christianity: Roman Catholic 34%; Protestant 34%, Muslim 4%

Languages: German and some regional languages

Admin divisions: 16 States or Laender: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bayern (Bavaria), Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen (Hesse), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Saarland, Sachsen (Saxony), Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt), Schleswig-Holstein, Thueringen (Thuringia). Bayern, Sachsen, and Thueringen refer to themselves as free states (Freistaaten), while Hamburg prides itself on being a Free and Hanseatic City (Freie und Hansestadt)

Internet domain: .de

International dialling code: +49

GDP: $3,848,270mΔ

Economic Growth: 1.7%Δ

Labour Force: 41.7 millionΔ

Unemployment: 5%Δ 

Inflation: 0.2%(CPI 2015)*

FDI: $46.3 bn*

Average Wage: $44,925 p.a.Δ

Monetary unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Main export: Motor vehicles, machinery, chemicals, computer and electronic products, electrical goods, pharmaceuticals

Member of EU: West Germany was a founding member of the European Economic Community in 1957

To give you more background as to why you might consider investing in Germany, go to the German Property - Investment Model section, or maybe look at the individual towns and cities profiled in the Towns and Cities section.

To see what property is available in Germany, click here on German Property. If you cannot find what you like, please contact us on +44 (0)1932 849536, as we have lots more properties than are shown on the website.

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The focus is mainly greater Europe: UK investments, Poland property, Spain property, Cyprus property, French property

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Sources: *World Bank °CIA World Factbook ΔOECD