Capital: Berlin

Population: 79,758,764 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: German

Unofficial Languages: Danish, Frisian, Romany, Sorbian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: German, Turkish, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne

Main Sport: Football, Ice Hockey, Handball, Basketball

Political System: Federal Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Day of German Unity (October 3)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)