Germany: Overview                                                

Capital                           Berlin

Government                  Federal Republic of Germany   

Population                    80,722,792 (July 2016)

Ethnic Groups               German                       91.5%

Turkish                        2.4%

Other*                         6.1%

*(made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)


Religion                         Protestant                   34%

Roman Catholic           34%

Muslim                        3.7%

Unaffiliated or Other  28.3%

Language                       German (official)

Note: Danish, Frisian, Sorbian and Romany are official minority languages. Low German, Danish, North Frisian, Sater Frisian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian and Romany are recognized as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.