Flag of Germany (GIF)


The flag of Germany is a tri-colored flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands of black, red, and yellow, showing the national colors of Germany. The colors represent German unity and freedom. In addition, the yellow color symbolizes generosity, the red color represents hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor, and the black color symbolizes determination. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:5, and the flag was adopted on May 23, 1949.

The yellow shield on its coat of arms features a black single-headed eagle, the emblem of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Germany flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a sovereign state in Central-Western Europe. Its capital is Berlin, and its population is about 83,019,000.



COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Berlin (pop. 3,710,000)
Other major cities:Hamburg (1,787,000)
Munich (1,450,000)
Cologne (1,061,000)
Official languages:German
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:80.0% German
3.7% Turk
1.9% Pole
1.5% Russian
1.0% Italian
11.9% Other
Religion:58.7% Christians
35.4% Not religious
4.9% Islam
1% Other religions
Demonym:German
Area:357,386 km² (137,988 sq mi)
Population:83,019,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Germany (German: Flagge und Wappen Deutschlands), GIF

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