Germany's flag is made up of three horizontal bands of equal size in the colors black, red, and gold. These colors have been linked with Germany since the mid-nineteenth century, and they were originally officially approved as the national flag by the Weimar Republic, which existed from 1919 to 1933. They were also used by the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1990, and the Federal Republic of Germany has used them from its founding in 1949.
There is also a rival history of adopting the colors black, white, and red as the national colors of Germany, which was established in the constitution of the North German Confederation in 1867. From 1870 until 1918, the German Empire employed these colors, which were eventually adopted as the Nazi Party's official colors, along with the swastika flag, in 1933. Despite this background, the use of the colors black, white, and red is not prohibited in Germany, while appropriate Nazi emblems are.
Defamation of Germany's black, red, and gold flag is a criminal crime under German penal code section 90, punishable by a fine or up to five years in prison. The flag is protected against defamation because it is an official symbol of the country's constitutional order.
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Germany is a country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The capital of Germany is Berlin, which is located in the eastern part of the country and is the largest city.
Germany has a population of approximately 83 million people, and the official language is German. The country has a diverse population, with more than 100 different ethnic groups. The main religions in Germany are Christianity and Islam.
Germany has a varied climate, with cold winters and hot summers in the low-lying areas, and colder temperatures and high precipitation in the mountain regions. The country is home to a number of national parks and protected areas, which are home to a wide range of plant and animal species, including deer, wolves, and lynx.
The economy of Germany is one of the largest and most developed in the world. It is a leader in many industries, including manufacturing, technology, and services. The country is also an important exporter of a wide range of products, including automobiles, machinery, and chemical products.
Germany is a federal parliamentary republic, with a president as the head of state and a chancellor as the head of government. The country has a strong tradition of civil liberties and human rights, and it is considered to be one of the more democratic countries in Europe.
|Country codes||DE, DEU (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||240 per Km2 (623 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||76.3 % of the population is urban (63,930,305 people in 2020)|
|Median age||45.7 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 348,560 Km2 (134,580 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Zugspitze (2 962 m, 9 718 ft)|
|Lowest point||Neuendorf-Sachsenbande (-4 m, -13 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 51,203 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Euro (€, EUR)|
|Internet TLD||.de (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Germany Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Germany
|5||Frankfurt am Main||650,000|
|58||Ludwigshafen am Rhein||163,196|
|62||Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk||148,878|