European Union Immigration: Germany

The country in EU with the largest population is Germany. It borders to many countries, such as Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France and Luxembourg to the southwest, and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest. The country in EU with the largest population is Germany. It borders to many countries, such as Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France and Luxembourg to the southwest, and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest.

Capital
Berlin
Geographical size
357 137.2 km2
Population
80 327 900 (2012)
Population as % of total EU population
15.9 % (2012)
GDP
€ 2.666 trillion (2012)
Official EU language(s)
German
Political system
Federal parliamentary republic
EU member country since
25 March 1957
Seats in the European Parliament
96
Currency
Eurozone member since 1 January 1999
Schengen area member
Yes, Schengen Area member since 14 June 1985.
Presidency of the Council
Germany has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU 11 times between 1958 and 2007.