Germany


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is in central Europe, at 50 degrees latitude, and 10 degrees
longitude. It is bordered by Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
France, Switzerland, Austria, Czechs Republic, And Poland. The capitol of
Germany is Berlin.
The population of Germany is 81,264,000. The estimated population for
Germany in the year 2000 is 82,583,000. Germany is smaller than Texas, or
about 4 1/2% of the size of the U.S.A.
The German flag has black, red, and gold, horizontal stripes without
any symbols on it. In 1950 when Germany was divided, West Germany's flag
was black, red, and dark gold, with no symbols. East Germany's flag was
black, red and, yellow with a coat of arms ...

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Seas. These have busy shipping ports. There are also
four main rivers in Germany. In the West is the Rhine River, the Danube is
in the South, the Oder is in the East, and the Elbe and the Weser Rivers
are in the north.
The soil in Germany varies. The North German plains has soil that is
soft and fertile. Much of the rest of Germany has rocky soil.
The minerals in Germany are: Coal, potash, lignite, iron, and uranium.
There are mines in Germany but are mainly coal.
There is a large variety of plants in Germany. They range from crops
in the large German plain to fir and spruce trees in the Black Forest.
They have the same kinds of domestic animals we do, and as well as
forest animals. In the North German Plain which is mostly farm area, there
are sheep, cattle, horses, hogs, poultry, and dairy cows.
There are five different land regions in Germany. The first is the
North German Plain. It is the largest land region, and is low and nearly
flat. The ...

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the one hundred marks in green. There are also coins.
Education is very important in Germany. They have a public education
system that is controlled by the individual states. All children must go to
school for 9 or 10 years. After elementary school there are schools to
choose from. The Gymnasium is a traditional junior and senior high school
that prepares students for the university. Intermediate schools have
academic subjects and job training, and Hauptschulen are vocational schools
which mainly have job training. Comprehensive schools combine all three
types of schools. Germany has many universities and technical colleges.
The University of Heidelberg was founded in 1386, ...

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