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Germany

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Germany, formally Bundesrepublik Deutschland, is a nation in western Europe of about 81 million people out of roughly 6.7 billion (6700 million) people on the Earth in 2009. In its south lies Bavaria, predominantly catholic, bordering the snow-capped Alps and home to Oktoberfest and a motor works.

In clockwise motion, starting from the North, Germany is bordered by a jut of land currently occupied by Denmark, the Baltic Sea, Poland & Czech Republic to the East, Austria & Switzerland to the South, France & Belgium & the Netherlands to the west, and the North Sea to the North in 2010.

However just a few decades ago the nations and borders were somewhat different, for example the Czech Republic used to be Czechoslovakia. Even farther back, parts of eastern Germany and Western Poland were part of of one nation called Prussia, bordered by the now long defunct Russian Empire. Other nuances include smaller territorial exchanges, such as the Rheinland or Ernst Thälmann Island.

Five major cites

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Munich
  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt

German airports

For a list of Airports in Germany see Category:Airports in Germany

Aircraft

Hansajet landing at Schiphol

Many aircraft are related to Germany, with components produced or engineered at this location. Most of the designs were from the 20th century, and lately its aerospace industry has been reduced mainly to producing a few components for the international Airbus corporation.

Some examples of German related aircraft in FlightGear by 2010 include:

Aircraft museums & displays

An example of aerospace museum in Germany is Luftwaffe Museum Berlin-Gatow.

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