germany Essay

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Germany is a country located in Central Europe, which is officially named the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland). On October 3, 1990 Germany's East and West became one nation under unification, the capital city now being Berlin. Germany has the second largest population in Europe with eighty two million, next to that of the Soviet Union. Germany's land borders are with Denmark on the north, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemborg, and France on the west, Switzerland and Austria on the south, and Czechoslovakia and Poland on the east and southeast. The present leader of Germany is Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who was elected October 27, 1998 and is now serving his second term in office. Germany's currency is the …show more content…
The Bavarian Alps of Germany are part of the largest mountain system in Europe, while forests cover neatly 30% of Germany. The climate in Germany is mild, the average temperature in January, the coldest month in the year is about 30°F; the hottest month, July has an average of about 70°F.
     Germans have a very definite eating pattern, consisting of a main meal generally served at noon (our dinner time), and a light supper is served in the evening (our lunchtime). German beer and wine are world famous for their high quality. Some popular German food items are sauerkraut, sauerbraten, bratwurst, frankfurters, limburger, and munster cheeses, apple strudel, and gummi bears (they were invented in Germany.)
     Germany has a good manufacturing ability; they produce iron and steel, automobiles and trucks, locomotives and ships, cement, clothing, electronics, processed foods, beer, metal, leathergoods, scientific instruments, machinery, chemicals, fertilizers, drugs, plastic toys, wood pulp, and paper. Germany's principal products are agriculture, sheep, hogs, poultry, dairy products, potatoes, barley oats, rye, sugar beets, wheats, apples, and grapes for whine making. Germany mines coal, iron, ore, lead, petroleum, rock salt, zinc, copper, tin, uranium, and potash with great success.
     Germany has many varied communication sources; they have four-hundred daily newspapers, and twelve-thousand

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