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INTRODUCTION Official Name: Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany) Capital : Berlin Official Language: Deutsch (German) Ethnic Group: 91.5% German, 2.4% Turkish, 6.1% Others.
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland Area (Total): 357,021Km Population: December 31, 2008 estimate: 82,060,000 Temperate and Marine:- cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain wind.
HISTORY After the second world war in 1945, Germany struggled to become a self sufficient nation. 9 th November 1989 was the important day in the history of Germany East and West Germany united to form one nation called the Federal Republic of Germany.
Industry and economy Trade fairs. The world’s third largest producer of automobiles after the United States and Japan.producer of automobiles German-based multinationals such as Adidas, Continental AG, Daimler, BMW, Bosch, BASF, Bayer, Siemens,Miele, and Volkswagen Mercedes Benz, Porsche.AdidasContinental AG DaimlerBMWBoschBASFBayerSiemensMiele Volkswagen GDP 2008 estimate (PPP): Total: $2.910 trillion Per capita: $35,442 Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
CULTURE Food and beverages. Festivals Sports and entertainment
Food Marzipans, Lebkuchen, Stollens mainly prepared for Christmas. Schwarzwaelderkirschetorte: black forest cake. Bratwurst : German sausage Bier,kartoffel (potatoes) Brot: Vollkornbrot, schwarzbrot Sauerkraut, Schnitzel. German chocolates (Schokoladen)
Festivals Weihnachten (Christmas) Ostern (Easter) Oktoberfest (Beer Fest) Neujahr (New Year) Reunification Day
Oktoberfest (Beer fest)
Neujahr (New year)
SPORTS In Germany group activities, team sports and competition take place very frequently.sports Track and field events, Skiing. Soccer had been the most popular game in West Germany Tennis is also one among the other favorite German sports. It also includes track, winter games, field, swimming etc.
German Soccer Team - Men German Soccer Team - Women Steffi Graf Boris Becker GERMAN SPORTS LEGENDARIES
Business Etiquettes Greetings – Firm handshake (traditional greeting) Addressing by surname – HERR (MR.) and FRAU (MRS.) Punctuality – Always be on time Be upright towards responsibilities (yes/no) Honest communication Meetings adhere to strict agendas, including start and end time. Dress etiquettes - Men: Dark colored business suits - Women: Business suits and should not wear ostentatious jewelry or accessories