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1 Germany North-Rhine Westfalia Guetersloh

2 Germany Geography Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, South of Denmark Area – compare to Montana: slightly smaller than Montana sq km Border countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland Germany is devided into 16 states (Bundesländer)

3 Germany Geography Climate: temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasionally warm winds Terrain: lowlands in the north, uplands in the centre, Bavarian Alps in the south

4 Germany History Beginning of the German history: Wall-fall: Union of the German Democratic Republic and of the German Federal Republic: Capital: Berlin since 1990

5 Germany Government Government type: Federal Republic chief of state: President Johannes Rauh (since 1 July 1999; five-year-term) head of government: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (since 27 October 1998;four- year-term) Biggest parties: SPD, CDU/CSU, Gruene, FDP, PDS

6 Germany People Population: Life expectancy:77,44 years Ethnic Groups: German:91,5% ; Turkish:2,4%; other 6,1% Religion: Protestant:38%; Roman Catholic 34%; Muslim 1,7%, unaffiliated or other 26,3% Language: German

7 Germany Sights/Famous cities,places Berlin (biggest city, 3,4 Mil.inhabitants): Brandenburger Tor, Kurfürsten Damm, Palast der Republik, Staatsoper, The Wall, Alexanderplatz mit der Weltzeituhr

8 Germany Sights/Famous cities,places Dresden: is in the East of Germany, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with sights like Semper Oper and the Frauenkirche

9 Germany Sights/Famous cities,places Cologne: Cathedral of Cologne, Chocolate museum Munich: capital of Bavaria, Oktoberfest, Industry (BMW) Bavarian Alps, North Sea and Baltic Sea

10 Germany Economy World`s third most technologically powerful economy after the US and Japan Industries: world`s largest and technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles Agriculture-Products: potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar, beets, fruit, cabbages, cattle, pigs, poultry

11 Germany Economy Natural resources: iron ore, coal potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, arable land Export-commodities: machinery, vehicles, chemicals,mtals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles Import-commodities: machinery vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals Exprt-partners: EU 56,4%, US 9,4%, Japan 1,9% Import-Partners:EU 53,7% US 8,3%, Japan 5,9%

12 Germany Famous companies Siemens Brandt Herlitz Joop Lagerfeld VW Nivea ThyssenKrupp Storck Mannesmann

13 North- Rhine –Westfalia Geography Location: Is a land in the north-west of Germany Capital: Capital of NRW is Duesseldorf Population: It the most populated land in Germany (17,97 Mil.) Area: sq km

14 North-Rhine-Westfalia characteristic in NRW NRW is famous for it`s Ruhrgebiet Extraction of coal and steel A lot of big cities in a small area Rhein Lippe Westfalen

15 North-Rhine-Westafalia Economy NRW is the industrial heart of Germany 20 of the 40 biggest companies of Germany and 19 of 100 biggest in Europe are in NRW In NRW are the primary(agriculture), secondary(production) and the territory (services) industry The primary and the secondary industries go down and the territory industry grows

16 North-Rhine-Westfalia Tourism Beutifull cities like Duesseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, Muenster and Detmold A lot of tourists visit places like Teutoburger Wald, Sauerland, Münsterland and the Eifel

17 Guetersloh (Location) Germany NRW Guetersloh

18 Guetersloh about the town Area: 111 sq km Population: inhabitants Economic and culture centre in district of Guetersloh History: Guetersloh is over 800 years old Leisure activity:events in the City hall, Theater or in the parks, cafes, shops, lakes in the surrounding places and nice forests

19 Guetersloh Economy A lot of companies have their headquarters in Guetersloh and surroundings places Famous companies: Bertelsmann, Miele, Pfleiderer, Claas, Nobilia, Storck,Marc Aurel, Drahtwolf, Marten

20 We hope that you could get a better impression of Germany, the state NRW and the town Guetersloh Celina P. & Katrin H.


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