Expatriation and Immigration in Germany

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Berlin


Total Population: 81,879,976
Annual Growth Rate: -0.3%
Density: 235 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.4%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Berlin (4,275,000); Stuttgart (2,650,000); Hamburg (2,575,000); Munich (1,980,000); Frankfurt (1,930,000).
Ethnic Origins: Nearly one inhabitant in five (18.4%) has foreign roots. On 31 December 2007, foreigners living in Germany came from these countries: Turkey (1 713 551), Italy (528 318), Poland (384 808), Serbia-Montenegro (330 608), Greece (294 891), Croatia (225 309), Russia (187 835).
Official Language: German.
Other Languages Spoken: Most Germans have a very good knowledge of English. Quite a few of them speak French. Additionally, though less frequently, Italian, Spanish and Russian are also spoken.
Business Language(s): The business languages are German and English.
Religion: Christians 62.5 % (Catholics 31.4 %, Protestants 31.1 %), Muslims 4 %, Jews 0.2 %.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Berlin

Exchange Rate on

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Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 357,120 km²
Type of State: Germany has 16 States or provinces, which have local governments and legislatures that enjoy considerable decentralization in relation to the federal government.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The leading European power; the world's second largest exporter.
HDI*: 0.885/1
HDI (World Rank): 10/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Germany, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Germany, Dial +49
Internet Suffix: .de
Computers: 65.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 62.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 76.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 906,684 1,054,980 1,185,070 926,347 1,067,107
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,108,107 1,321,214 1,446,172 1,120,040 1,268,840
Imports of Services (million USD) 224,081 258,682 288,401 252,543 256,289
Exports of Services (million USD) 187,830 221,929 255,789 225,756 229,861

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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