The much known as a land of poets and thinkers, Germany is Located in central Europe, and is the seventh largest continent of the world. It is closer to the Arctic Circle than to the equator. Germany shares borders with 9 countries: Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is a home to around 81 million people and stretches some 357,000 square kilometers. The northwest has a coastline on the North Sea while the Baltic coastline in the northeast stretches from the Danish to the Polish border. The highest point in the country is the 2,962m (9,718ft) peak of Zugspitze Mountain in the Bavarian Alps.
Germany is divided into 16 provinces or Bundeslander. Berlin is the capital city of the country. It is the second most populous country in Central Europe after Russia and many immigrants from the European countries live and study in Germany. The chief unit of currency of Germany is Euro.