Welcome to Germany
Germany is a country in Central Europe. It has the second-highest population in Europe, behind Russia, and is the most populous EU member. Nearly 84 million people live in Germany's 16 component states, which span a land area of 357,022 square kilometers (137,847 sq mi) between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps to the south. To the north of Germany is Denmark, to the east is Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south is Austria, and to the west is France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Berlin, the capital and most populous city in the country, is also its financial hub, and the Ruhr is its largest metropolitan region.