Germany at a Glance

Germany is blessed with diverse geographical landscapes and its people have built exciting cities complementing the nature. Germany is the economic superpower of Europe. The long-standing tradition of encouraging science and research has made Germany a land of pioneering innovations and inventions. Germany opened its doors to immigrants in the 1960’s and is a highly cosmopolitan country and continues to attract the best talent from around the world.

Germany is located at a center of Europe and has a population of more than 80 million making it the most populous country in the European Union (EU). It is one of the founding members of the EU.

Present-Day Germany is divided into sixteen federal states including the three city-states of Berlin(Capital), Hamburg and Bremen. Each state enjoys independent jurisdiction in matters like culture and education, resulting in the decentralized education system.


Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. Germany exports a lot of goods in Electrical engineering, mechatronics, heavy machinery, automobiles, environmental technology, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. The brand “Made in Germany” is considered the best seal of quality around the world. Many German companies are market leaders in their area of operation like Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Bayer, Siemens, and SAP to name a few.


Innovations have shaped Germany’s past and will surely shape its future as well. Germany is home to a very long list of radical innovations which has changed the way we live today. Some of them are the Automobile, X-ray technology, Aspirin, the computer, the chip card, and the MP3 data compression format. Germany has a very long list of Nobel prize laureates including more than 65 in the field of Medicine and natural sciences, such as Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, Robert Koch, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Harald Zur Hausen.

Germany’s contribution to arts and literature is also impressive. The most famous names are Kant, Hegel, Adorno, Geothe, Heine, Brecht, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. It has also produced an impressive list of world-class athletes, sportsmen, and actors.

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