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Germany Flag & Country Facts

Germany Flag & Country Facts

Posted By: EF Published: 07/07/2017 Times Read: 547 Comments: 0

Flag Facts: Germany


Population: 80,722,792

Capital: Berlin

Government: Federal parliamentary republic

National Holiday: Unity Day – October 3rd

National Symbol: The black eagle


Flag: The German flag design consists of three equal stripes, beginning with a stripe of black at the top, followed by a red stripe red in the middle and a gold stripe at the bottom. The origins of the German flag—especially its black, red and gold colors—hold deep historical significance because they can be traced back to the medieval banner of the Holy Roman Empire: a black eagle with red claws and a golden beak.  


Did you know… Germany consists of 16 administrative states: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern (Bavaria), Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen (Hesse), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Nordrhein-Westphalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Saarland, Sachsen (Saxony), Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Thüringen (Thuringia).  



Source: CIA World Fact Book

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