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Germany shares borders with Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Czech republic, Belgium and Austria. The landscape varies incredibly, raging from forests, rolling lowlands, mountains to river basins. The country enjoys warm summers and cold winters.
Temperatures vary throughout the territory, with warm summers and cold winters, but prolonged periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year.
Facts and Figures
|Area||357,021 sq km (137,847 sq miles).|
|Capital||Berlin – population 3,471,756 (2011)|
|Language||German. English is widely spoken and French is also spoken, particularly in the Saarland. In the north of Schleswig-Holstein, Danish is spoken by the Danish minority and taught in schools. Regional dialects often differ markedly from standard German.|
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