Country: Germany

Population: 82,400,996

Capital: Berlin

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: euro (EUR)

Government Type: Federal Republic

Languages: German

Ethnic Breakdown: 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%

Major Cities: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt

Phone Country Code: 49

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.germany-tourism.de/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 6 (Epiphany), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), Ascension Day, Whit Monday, October 3 (German Reunification Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (St. Stephen's Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: There is annual tax of ?150 to own a dog in Berlin.