Germany is one of the largest European countries with an area of 357,385 km2. It borders in the north with Denmark, in the east with Poland and the Czech Republic, in the south with Austria and Switzerland, and in the west with France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is also the country with the largest population in Europe, not counting Russia.
At the same time, Germany is one of the most economically developed countries in Europe and the world, largely determining the policies of the entire European Union. A federal structure with a decentralized structure and a number of large cities avoids the concentration of all institutions in one city; that is why the capital Berlin does not dominate the rest, such as Moscow in Russia, London in the UK or Paris in France. Continue reading