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Interesting Facts About Germany

Germany (officially called the Federal Republic of Germany) is a country in central Europe. This post will tell you some interesting facts about Germany that you probably don’t know!

Interesting Facts About Germany

  • Germany exports more goods than any other country in the world.
  • Over 98% of the population own cell phones.
  • The official currency is the euro.
  • The German government is committed to lowering carbon emissions by using renewable energy and supporting sustainable development.
  • Gummy bears were invented by a German man- Hans Riegel!
  • Germany has a low fertility rate. Each woman has, on average, 1.41 children.
  • About 20% of the country’s population are foreign or of foreign decent.
  • Christianity is the largest religion in Germany. 64% of the population identify themselves as Christians. However, a poll conducted in 2005 revealed only 47% of the population believed that God exists.
  • German is the official language of Germany and is the most widely spoken language.
  • There are over 5,000 brands of beer to choose from in Germany- and 500 brands of mineral water!
  • German universities charge anywhere from 50-500 euros per semester.
  • About 90% of all German homes have cable or satellite television.
  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Germany.
  • Germany finished fifth in the 2008 Beijing Olympic medal tally.

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Thanks to this site for a few of the facts.

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