Germany: Country and Foreign Investment
Germany has the largest population in Europe with over 82 million inhabitants.
Germany lies in the centre of Europe and covers an area of just over 357,000km², stretching from the Alps in the south to the North Sea and Baltic Coasts in the North. The highest point is the Zugspitze at 2,962m in the Alps and the lowest point is at 3.53m below sea level near the North Sea coast. The country is made up of 16 federal states and shares borders with nine European countries. Its longest River is the Rhine (865km), followed by the Elbe (727km) and Danube (687km).
Berlin officially became Germany’s capital city in 1991 but the transition from the former capital, Bonn, took a total of 12 years.
Natural resources include iron ore, coal, timber and copper.