Its capital and largest city is Berlin. After the United States, it is the second most popular migration destination in the world. The rise of Pan-Germanism inside the German Confederation resulted in the unification of most of the German states in 1871 into the Prussian-dominated German Empire.

  • Germany has largest boundary with Czech Republic which is approximately 815 km.
  • Germany has smallest boundary with Denmark which is approximately 68 km.
  • The largest river in Germany is Danube which is 2850 km.
  • There are 74 seaports in Germany.
  • The biggest export partner of Germany is France.
  • The biggest import partner of Germany is Netherlands.

Surprising facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • Germany-born Wilhelm Conrad was the first Nobel Prize winner for category physics in 1901 (the first year Nobel Prizes for physics were awarded).
  • Werner Karl Heisenberg is a Germany born Nobel Prize winner who got the Nobel Prize quite early, at the age of 31 years.
  • Germany has 4 Nobel Prize Winners in 1988! (counting winners if born in Germany)

National Facts of Germany#

  • The apple is considered as the national fruit of Germany.
  • Knapweed is the national flower of Germany.

Knapweed, Foto source: PixaBay
Foto source: PixaBay


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