Germany

Fast Facts

Head of State: President Joachim GAUCK (since 23 March 2012)
Head of Government: Chancellor Angela MERKEL (since 22 November 2005)
Population: 82,282,988 (July 2010 est.)
National Holiday: October 3rd
Capital: Berlin
Area: 357,021 sq km (B.C.= 947,800 sq km)