Germany, officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country located in Central Europe. It is the seventh largest country in Europe and the second most populous in the European Union, with a population of approximately 83 million people. Germany has a total area of approximately 357,582 square kilometers (137,988 square miles).
Germany is known for its rich cultural heritage, history, and contributions to science, technology, and the arts. Its capital city, Berlin, is known for its vibrant art and music scene, as well as its many historic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Wall.
Germany has a highly developed economy, with major industries including automotive manufacturing, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy. It is also known for its excellent education system and technological advancements.
Germany has a rich history, having played a significant role in world events such as World War I and II, the Cold War, and the reunification of East and West Germany. It is a federal parliamentary republic, with a head of state, currently Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and a chancellor, currently Olaf Scholz.
Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, and the G7, and is considered a global leader in areas such as environmental sustainability, human rights, and international cooperation.