Germany

geographical name
Ger·​ma·​ny | \ ˈjər-mə-nē How to pronounce Germany (audio) \
variants: or German Deutschland \ ˈdȯich-​ˌlänt How to pronounce Germany (audio) \

Definition of Germany

country of central Europe bordering on the North and Baltic seas; capital Berlin area 137,847 square miles (357,022 square kilometers), population 80,458,000

Note: Between 1949 and 1990, Germany was divided into two republics: West Germany, officially called the Federal Republic of Germany , to the west (capital Bonn, area about 96,000 square miles, or 249,600 square kilometers) and East Germany, officially called the German Democratic Republic , to the east (capital East Berlin area about 42,000 square miles or 108,780 square kilometers).

— see also german

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“Germany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Germany. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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