We gathered 22 interesting facts about Germany that may help you to expand your child’s worldview.
1. The official name of Germany is the Federal Republic of Germany.
2. Universities and Colleges in Germany provide tuition-free higher education for everyone.
3. The capital of Germany is Berlin. It is a city with over 180 museums.
4. Humans were present in the territory of Germany about 600,000 years ago.
5. Germany has 16 states. That means the United States of America has 34 more states than Germany does.
6. World’s oldest spears were found near Hanover Germany. Using carbon dating results, archeologists confirmed that those wooden spears are the oldest complete set of hunting weapons ever found.
7. Germany borders with nine (9) countries, and it also has coastlines at the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
8. Germany is the largest economy and second most populous country in Europe. Its total population is 82.67 million people.
9. After the collapse of Germany in 1945, its capital city, Berlin, was separated into two separate parts. The separation led to the formation of two German States: Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR)
10. German population consists of Germans 91.5 %, Turkish 2.4%, and other nations 6.1%
11. The median age in Germany is 47.1. That puts Germany on the third spot in the World’s median age ranking after Monaco and Japan.
12. The oldest castle in Germany is called Meersburg Castle. The castle’s central tower was build in the 7th century.
13. Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. Its height is 9,718 ft (2,962 meters). That means it is about 3 times shorter than the Mount Everest (29,029 ft or 8,848 m), the highest mountain in the world.
14. The Danube is the longest river in Germany with 1,780 miles (2,860 km) length. It flows through 10 countries.
15. One of the greatest scientists, Albert Einstein, was born in Germany on March 14, 1879
16. Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz” is the longest word in Germany. Try to challenge yourself by reading it. It means “law delegating beef label monitoring”. However, luckily, it is not a usable word anymore.
17. German Shephard dogs are originated in Germany. Their name is derived from the words “Deutscher Schaferhund” which means German shepherd dog in English.
18. Did you know that German and English languages belong to the Germanic language branch? You can notice some similar sounding words in both languages.
19. The top car brands, such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Volkswagen, are manufactured in Germany.
20. The oldest city in Germany, Trier, was inhabited for at least 1300 years.
21. The Lake Constance, also known as Bodensee, is the largest lake in Germany. The lake is also surrounded by Switzerland and Austria.
22. The most populous city in Germany is Berlin. Its population is over 3,426,354 people.
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