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This article describes the geography of Germany.

The location of Germany
The location of Germany

Germany is a large country in Central Europe, stretching from the Alps, across the North European Plain to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Germany has the second largest population in Europe (after the European part of Russia) and is seventh largest in area. The territory of Germany covers 357,021 km² (137,847 sq mi), consisting of 349,223 km² (134,836 sq mi) of land and 7,798 km² (3,011 sq mi) of water. Elevation ranges from the mountains of the Alps (highest point: the Zugspitze at 2,962 metres (9,718 ft)) in the south to the shores of the North Sea (Nordsee) in the north-west and the Baltic Sea (Ostsee) in the north-east. Between lie the forested uplands of central Germany and the low-lying lands of northern Germany (lowest point: Neuendorf-Sachsenbande at 3.54 metres (11.6 ft) below sea level), traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.[1] Because of its central location, Germany shares borders with more European countries than any other country on the continent. Its neighbours are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France in the south-west and Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands in the west. Image File history File links LocationGermany. ... Image File history File links LocationGermany. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Alp redirects here. ... Geographically, Europe is a part of the larger landmass known as Eurasia. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Alp redirects here. ... The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Danube River. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ... Luxembourg - a small country in west Europe Luxembourg (city) - the capital city of the country Luxembourg (district) - a district in the country Luxembourg, province of Belgium Luxemburg, Iowa - a city in the USA Luxemburg, Wisconsin - a village in the USA Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France Luxemburg Township, Minnesota - a township in...

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Terrain

Topography of Germany
Topography of Germany

The northern third of the country lies in the North European Plain, with flat terrain crossed by northward-flowing watercourses (Elbe, Ems, Weser, Oder). Wetlands and marshy conditions are found close to the Dutch border and along the Frisian coast. Sandy Mecklenburg in the northeast has many glacier-formed lakes dating to the last ice age. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1205, 2230 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1205, 2230 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Geographically, Europe is a part of the larger landmass known as Eurasia. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ... // For the river in Hampshire, see River Ems. ... Weser watershed The Weser is a river of north-western Germany. ... The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Satellite view of the German Bight (the Frisian Coast). ... The name Mecklenburg derives from a castle named Mikilenburg (Old German: big castle), located between the cities of Schwerin and Wismar. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


Moving south, central Germany features rough and somewhat patternless hilly and mountainous countryside, some of it formed by ancient volcanic activity. The Rhine valley cuts through the western part of this region. The central uplands continue east and north as far as the Saale and merge with the Ore Mountains on the border with the Czech Republic. Upland regions include the Eifel, Hunsrück and Palatine Forest west of the Rhine, the Taunus hills north of Frankfurt, the Vogelsberg massif, the Rhön, and the Thüringer Wald. South of Berlin, the east-central part of the country is more like the low northern areas, with sandy soil and river wetlands such as the Spreewald region. Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... Length 413 km Elevation of the source 728  m Average discharge  ?  m³/s Area watershed  ?  km² Origin  Germany Mouth  Elbe Basin countries Germany Saale is the name of two rivers in Germany: the Saxonian Saale (German: Sächsische Saale) and the Franconian Saale (German: Fränkische Saale). ... Winter scene in the Ore Mountains. ... Not to be confused with Eiffel Tower. ... A typical view of the Hunsrück countryside. ... The Pfälzer Wald (Palatine Forest) is a densely forested mountain range in south-western Germany, in the state Rhineland-Palatinate. ... View (from top of Frankfurt) of Altkoenig and Grosser Feldberg For the automobile, see Ford Taunus. ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... The Vogelsberg Mountains are a group of low mountains in central Germany, located in the middle of the state of Hessen. ... The Rhön Mountains are a group of low mountains in central Germany, located in the state of Hesse, close to its borders with Bavaria and Thuringia. ... The Thuringian Forest (Thüringer Wald in German language) running northwest to southeast, forms a continuous stretch of rounded hills in the German state of Thuringia. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... The Spreewald Biosphere Reserve The Spreewald (German for Spree forest) is situated 100 km south-east of Berlin and designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991. ...


Southern Germany's landforms are defined by various linear hill and mountain ranges like the two adjacent ranges of the Swabian and Franconian Alb (reaches approximately from the source of the Danube in the south-west of Baden-Württemberg, south of Stuttgart, across Swabia into Central Franconia and to the valley of the river Main) and the Bavarian Forest along the border between Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The Alps on the southern border are the highest mountains, but relatively little Alpine terrain lies within Germany (in south-eastern Swabia and Upper Bavaria) compared to Switzerland and Austria. The Black Forest, on the southwestern border with France, separates the Rhine from the headwaters of the Danube on its eastern slopes. A view on the Swabian Alb, with its typical hills and a juniper meadow The Albtrauf, which forms the western border of the Swabian Alb The Swabian Jura (German: Schwäbische Alb) is a plateau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km from southwest to northeast and 40 to... This article is about the Danube River. ... Location Coordinates , , Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE1 Capital Stuttgart Minister-President Günther Oettinger (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (of 69) Basic statistics Area  35,752 km² (13,804 sq mi) Population 10,741,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... Germany, showing modern borders. ... Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... Results of acid rain in the Bayerischer Wald The Bavarian Forest (German:  ) is a low mountain range in Bavaria, Germany. ... Alp redirects here. ... Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south of Bavaria, around the city Munich. ... A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ... This article is about the Danube River. ...


Climate

Alpine scenery in Bavaria
Alpine scenery in Bavaria

Germany's climate is temperate and marine, with cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers and in the south occasional warm föhn wind. The greater part of Germany lies in the cool/temperate climatic zone in which humid westerly winds predominate. In the north-west and the north the climate is extremely oceanic and rain falls all the year round. Winters there are relatively mild and summers comparatively cool. In the east the climate shows clear continental features; winters can be very cold for long periods, and summers can become very warm. Here too, long dry periods are often recorded. In the centre and the south there is a transitional climate which may be predominantly oceanic or continental, according to the general weather situation. Winters are mild and summers tend to be cool, though maximium temperatures can exceed 30 °C (86 °F) for several days in a row during heat waves. [2][3] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2296 × 1531 pixel, file size: 575 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Hintersee, Lake in Bavaria, Germany Source: own work Uploader: User:Nikater Date: October 4, 2006 Other Versions: none License status: File links... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2296 × 1531 pixel, file size: 575 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Hintersee, Lake in Bavaria, Germany Source: own work Uploader: User:Nikater Date: October 4, 2006 Other Versions: none License status: File links... Alp redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... Marine is an umbrella term for things relating to the ocean, as with marine biology, marine geology, and as a term for a navy, etc. ... A föhn wind or foehn wind occurs when a deep layer of prevailing wind is forced over a mountain range (Orographic lifting). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Land use

Germany covers a total of 357,021 km², of which 4,750 km² is irrigated land and 7,798 km² is covered by water, the largest lakes being Lake Constance (total area of 536 km², with 62% of the shore being German; international borders are not defined on the lake itself), Müritz (117 km²) and Chiemsee (80 km²). The majority of Germany is covered by either arable land (33%) or forestry and woodland (31%). Only 15% is covered by permanent pastures. To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Irrigating cotton fields Irrigation in the Heart of the Sahara Irrigation (in agriculture) is the replacement or supplementation of rainfall with water from another source in order to grow crops. ... For other uses, see Lake Constance, New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... Müritz is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... The Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria, Germany, between the towns of Rosenheim and Salzburg. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Limber Pine woodland, Toiyabe Range, central Nevada Biologically, a woodland is a treed area differentiated from a forest. ...


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline, and borders totalling 3,621 km (clockwise from north: Denmark 68 km, Poland 456 km, Czech Republic 646 km, Austria 784 km, Switzerland 334 km, France 451 km, Luxembourg 138 km, Belgium 167 km, Netherlands 577 km). The German-Austrian border crosses itself near Jungholz. The border with Belgium includes 5 German exclaves because the Vennbahn railway is on Belgian territory crossing in and out of Germany. “km” redirects here. ... Jungholz is a small town in the Austrian district of Reutte, Tyrol that is only accessible via Germany. ... A viaduct of the Vennbahn near Bütgenbach, Wallonia, Belgium. ...


Caves

Throughout the Karst rocks many caves were built especially in the valley of the Hönne. The biggest culture cave of Europe is located in Balve. Karst topography occurs when a landscape is marked by underground drainage patterns. ... The Hönne is a tributary river to the Ruhr, flowing through the northern Sauerland hills in Germany. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Map of Germany showing Balve Balve is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...


Rivers

The major German rivers
The major German rivers

The three main rivers in Germany are: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (932x1143, 79 KB) Summary Map of Germany showing rivers, cities and major towns, and various physical features. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (932x1143, 79 KB) Summary Map of Germany showing rivers, cities and major towns, and various physical features. ...

  • the Rhine (Rhein in German) with a German part of 865 km (main tributaries including the Neckar, the Main and the Moselle (Mosel));
  • the Elbe with a German part of 727 km (also drains into the North Sea); and,
  • the Danube (Donau) with a German part of 687 km.

Further important rivers include the Isar in the south-east, the Main in central Germany, the Neckar in the south-west, and the Weser in the North. See also the list of rivers in Germany. For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... The Neckar is a 367 km long river in Germany, a major right tributary of the River Rhine, which it joins at Mannheim. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... This article is about the river in France, Luxembourg & Germany. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... The Isar is the third largest river in Bavaria, Germany. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... The Neckar is a 367 km long river in Germany, a major right tributary of the River Rhine, which it joins at Mannheim. ... Weser watershed The Weser is a river of north-western Germany. ... This is a list of rivers, which are at least partially located in Germany. ...


Maritime claims

 Sediment  Rock  Mantle  The global continental shelf, highlighted in cyan The continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent and associated coastal plain, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) and gulfs. ... Sea areas in international rights Under the law of the sea, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. ... A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. ...

Natural resources

General Name, symbol, number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal is a fossil fuel formed in ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Potash Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3). ... Strip mining lignite at Garzweiler, Germany Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is the lowest rank of coal and used almost exclusively as fuel for steam-electric power generation. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... This article is about common table salt. ... For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation). ...

Environment

Current issues
  • Emissions from coal-burning utilities and industries contribute to air pollution; acid rain, resulting from sulphur dioxide emissions, is damaging forests; pollution in the Baltic Sea from raw sewage and industrial effluents from rivers in eastern Germany; hazardous waste disposal; government (under Chancellor Schröder, SPD) announced intent to end the use of nuclear power for producing electricity; government working to meet EU commitment to identify nature preservation areas in line with the EU's Flora, Fauna, and Habitat directive. Germany's last glacier is disappearing. [1]
International agreements
  • Party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
  • Signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants
Natural hazards

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Extreme points


 (lowest) 
 (highest) 
The extreme points of Germany

Image File history File links Extreme points of Germany Created by User:Eugene van der Pijll. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ...

Latitude and longitude

This is a list of the extreme points of Germany, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ...

The northernmost point in mainland Germany lies near Aventoft, Schleswig-Holstein at 54°54′N, 8°49′E The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany and Denmark. ... The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the west coast of Germany and Denmark. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Oberstdorf villageview. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stat Sakska) has a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... This article is about the geomorphological/geopolitical term; MAINLAND is also a cheese brand owned by Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy company. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ...


The extreme points of the German Confederation are mentioned in the first stanza of Das Lied der Deutschen, of which the third stanza is today the national anthem of Germany. They were accurate when the song was penned in 1841, but are no longer accurate today. The limits mentioned are the following rivers: The German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) was the association of Central European states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to organize the surviving states of the Holy Roman Empire, which had been abolished in 1806. ... Das Lied der Deutschen (The Song of the Germans, also known as Das Deutschlandlied, The Song of Germany) has been used wholly or partially as the national anthem of Germany since 1922. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ...

  • Memel, which runs through Belarus and Lithuania but previously formed part of the border of East Prussia
  • and the Belt which is a part of the Baltic Sea between Germany and Denmark.

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Elevation

Wilstermarsch is an Amt (collective municipality) in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Itzehoe [] is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland of Schleswig-Holstein, the capital of the district of Steinburg. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

See also

Germany Portal 

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References

  1. ^ Germany CIA Factbook. November 14, 2006. Retrieved 2006, 11-29.
  2. ^ German Climate Handbuch Deutschland. Retrieved 2006, 11-30.
  3. ^ German Climate and Weather World Travels. Retrieved 2006, 11-30.
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Ipeľ (-Slovak, Hungarian: Ipoly, German: Eipel) is a 232 km long river in Slovakia and Hungary, tributary to the river Danube. ... The Drava at Drávaszabolcs, Hungary The Drava at Vízvár, Hungary The Drava at Maribor, Slovenia Drava or Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian, Croatian and Italian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, a tributary of the Danube. ... The Tisza or Tisa is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. ... For other uses of this word, see Sava (disambiguation). ... The TimiÅŸ river (Hungarian: Temes, Serbian: TamiÅ¡) is a river rising in the Semenic Mountains, southern Carpathian Mountains, CaraÅŸ-Severin county, Romania. ... The Velika Morava or Great Morava (Serbian Cyrillic: Велика Морава) is a final section of the Morava (Cyrillic: Морава), the major river system in Serbia. ... This article is about the Romanian river Jiu. ... The Iskar (Bulgarian: Искър; Latin Oescus) is the longest river in Bulgaria, a right tributary of the Danube. ... The Olt (Romanian and Hungarian; in German: Alt; in Latin: Aluta) is a river in Romania. ... Yantra is a river in Bulgaria. ... The Vedea is a river in the southern part of Romania that rises from the Cotmeana Plateau and runs into the Danube, having a total length of 224 km, of which on 33 km the river is regulated. ... ArgeÅŸ is a river of Southern Romania, which rises from the FăgăraÅŸ Mountains, in the Carpathians and flows into the Danube. ... IalomiÅ£a (Râul IalomiÅ£a in Romanian) is a river of Southern Romania, which rises from the Bucegi Mountains, in the Carpathians and flows into the Danube. ... The Siret River is a river that rises from the Carpathians in the Northern Bukovina region of the Ukraine, flows southward into Romania for 470 km before it joins Danube. ... Length 953  km Elevation of the source -  m Average discharge -  m³/s Area watershed 27,500  km² Origin  Ukraine Mouth  Danube Basin countries Ukraine, Romania, Moldova The Prut, or Pruth river (Ukrainian: Прут) is 953 km long, originating in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine and flowing southeast to join the Danube... This is a list of tributaries of the Danube by order of entrance. ...

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Germany is a large country in Central Europe, stretching from the Alps, across the North European Plain to the North Sea (Nordsee) and the Baltic Sea (Ostsee).
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