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Germany, a country, is located in the West Central Europe. It is a Federal Parliament Republic that has 16 states. It is a country that occupies an area of 357,021 square kilometers.The population of Germany, is 81.8 million (approximately).
The neighbours of Germany are Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark ,Czec Republic and Poland. The capital and the largest city of Germany is Berlin. Many people come from various places across the World, to experience the beauty of this country. The official language that is spoken by the people in Germany is German.

To know more about Germany, it holds the fourth rank in terms of largest economy by Nominal GDP and fifth rank in terms of purchasing power parity.

Germany is famous for its tremendous contribution towards the fields like music, literature, arts, architecture, science etc.



Business and Economy in Germany
The economy of Germany, to a large extent, is driven by automobile industry. The country is the fourth-largest producer of automobiles; BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are some of the leading brands. It is also the largest exporter of automobiles.

Germany has been one of the largest exporter in the world. It is a founding member of the EU, the G8 and the G20. The major exports include machinery, automobiles, chemical goods and metals.

Germany leads the world in the production of wind turbines and solar-power technology.

Agriculture is an important sector and the major agricultural products include potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, sugar beets, fruits, cattle, pigs and poultry.

The economy of Germany, to a large extent, is driven by automobile industry. The country is the fourth-largest producer of automobiles; BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are some of the leading brands. It is also the largest exporter of automobiles.

Immigration to Germany
Germany, being one of the leading economies of the world has a constant need for labor and with the boom in the IT sector the need for professionals has also gone up. An analysis done in the 1990's revealed the need of ascending rate Immigration to Germany to sustain the growing German economy, specially keeping the countries rapidly aging population in mind. Therefore the most sought after professionals are the Scientists, engineers, professors and scientific personnels in the high technology areas for people who are interested in immigrating to Germany.

Foreign students will also reap some benefit out of these Acts. They will now be allowed to stay back in Germany for a year to look for a job, if they wish to. Even the Self-employed immigrants are encouraged to immigrate, they have to invest at least one million Euro and assure the employment of 10Germans.

Immigration to Germany has become more tempting and easy with the new Act of 2005 which replaced the not so successful German Green Card Initiative.

Visa for Germany
Frankfurt is Germany's largest metropolitan city located at the centre of larger Frankfurt Rhine Main Area., on the Main River. With population over 5 million, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany. European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are situated in Frankfurt. The economy of Frankfurt is based on finance, trade and transport fairs. There are other commercial banks based in Frankfurt like Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank.

The city of Frankfurt has been the city of coronation. The Saint Bartholomeus Cathedral is the remains of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation who has been ruling this city from 855 to 1792. Frankfurt was the revolutionary capital during 1948-49 and the first democratic Frankfurt Parliament met in Frankfurt's St.Paul's Church.

Embassy of Germany
Embassy of Germany like any other international embassies is associated with number of diplomatic missions. Generally the mission of German Embassy is to represent its country, to other country's land and to provide informations on visa related issues to those interested to visit Germany for working, or tourism purpose. In almost all leading intercontinental states Germany have their embassies. Some of These countries are as follows:-
  • Embassy of Germany in Canada
  • Embassy of Germany in Budapest
  • Embassy of Germany in Prague
  • Embassy of Germany in Nigeria
  • Embassy of Germany in Ottawa
  • Embassy of Germany in Canberra
  • Embassy of Germany in London
  • Embassy of Germany in Brasília
  • Embassy of Germany in Washington
  • Embassy of Germany to the Czech Republic
  • Embassy of Germany in Tel Aviv
  • Embassy of Germany in Windhoek
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada
Festivals in Germany
  • The Rhine in Flames festival in Germany is a wonderful festival of fireworks in Germany that takes place during the months of May till September and is also one of the most popular events in the region of Rhine.
  • The Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany, also known as the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, is basically a classical festival of music that takes place during the months of summer.
  • Most of the well known carnival in Germany are held in the cities of Aachen, Mainz, Dusseldorf and Bonn. Among these the Koln Carnival in Germany starts from the 11th of November right at the 11:11 am and stretches up to a span of three months.
  • Berlin Film Festival in Germany is one of the biggest festivals of the world after the film festivals of Cannes and Venice.
  • Berlin Marathon, a part of the World Marathon Majors, occurs every year in Germany since the year of 1974 and is organized by Gunter Hallas, who is also the beginner of the event.
  • The Walpurgis Night, literally meaning the "Witches' Night", is celebrated in the country of Germany from 30th April till the 1st of May and marks the victory of the spring season over winter.
  • Hanse Sail is one of the largest maritime festivals celebrated in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern that has more than two hundred varieties of ships visiting the port of Rostock each year.