The official currency of Germany is called Euro (code: EUR).
Germany is located in Europe.
Estimated population (2010): 81,780,000
Estimated population (2000): 82,210,000
Estimated population (1950): 80,620,000
Germany has the largest economy in Europe, the fourth largest in the world, and is the third largest exporter in the world. In 2014, Germany had the highest trade surplus in the world worth $285 billion, making it the biggest capital exporter globally. The main exports of Germany are vehicles, machineries, chemical goods, electronic products, electrical equipments, pharmaceuticals, transport equipments, basic metals, food products, and rubber and plastics. Germany is the first major industrialized nation to commit to the renewable energy transition, and is the leading producer of wind turbines in the world. Renewable resources now produce over 27% of electricity consumed in Germany.
Of the world's 2000 largest publicly listed companies, 53 are headquartered in Germany. Germany is also the world's main location for trade fairs. Around two thirds of the world's leading trade fairs take place in Germany. The largest annual international trade fairs and congresses are held in several German cities.
The most popular places in Germany among international travellers