Essential info for Germany

Population: About 82 million

Major religions: Christianity (50 per cent)

Capital city: Berlin (also largest city)

Legal system: Constitutional republic

Main languages: German (official), English is widely understood

Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the end of March to the end of October).

Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin European plugs are standard.

Currency: The Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents

Tipping: Standard 10-15 per cent, added to bill

International dialling code: +49

Emergency numbers: 110 (police), 112 (ambulance)

Internet TLD: .de

Drives on the: Right

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