Germany is situated at the heart of Central Europe.
The Alps are at the southern end of Germany which is the highest mountain range in Europe. The Harz Mountains are in the Central Germany.
Germany shares the longest boundaries at western line with Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Belgium. Germany is bounded in the north by Baltic Sea and Denmark, east by Poland, east and southeast by Czech Republic, south east and south by Austria and south by Switzerland.
Germany has fertile plains which make good farm land. The Rhine River, in the western part of Germany, is a main waterway for transporting goods.
Germany has a landmass of around 138,000 square miles with around 81 million populations. Major cities in Germany are Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Bremen, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Frankfurt, Nuremburg.
Talking of ancient times Germany is most remembered for its Dictator Adolf Hitler and his destructive activities in and before World War II. At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany. East Germany had a communist government, while West Germany was a capitalist society. The Berlin Wall was torn down, in early 1990, reuniting the country. Since then Germany never looked back and emerged as a central power in Europe.
Germany has lot of industries, hence is a major industrial center in Europe. It is well known for its automobile manufacturing which includes the luxury Mercedes-Benz, the sporty Porsche, BMW, and Volkswagen. Other areas of manufacturing are other machineries, electronics equipment, transportation equipment, Medicines and chemicals. Dornier Light Weight Transport aircraft and Boeing are jewels from German Avionics Industry. Several worldwide renowned Pharmaceutical and chemical manufactures and their R & D ,have German origin like Bayer Ltd. BASF, Hoechst Ltd.
Germany has the strongest economy globally with emphasis mainly on exports. Germany is the largest exporter worldwide and export markets contribute one out of six jobs created in Germany.