Flag of Germany

Flag of Germany

The black-red-yellow tricolor of the current German flag experienced remarkable development hand in hand with historical events. In the mid-19th century, these colors symbolized efforts to unify the German states. In 1919, the tricolor became the official flag of the Weimar Republic. However, when Hitler took the power in 1933, it was abolished and replaced by Nazi swastika. Shortly after the defeat in the World War II, the tricolor was re-adopted as the flag of modern Germany. The flag of East Germany differed a little bit by a symbol of communism in its middle. However, it was withdrawn after the unification of these two countries and the role of the national flag of the united Germany was overtaken by the flag of the German Federal Republic.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes DE, DEU (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Federal Republic of Germany
Capital city Berlin
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, NATO
Population 83 149 300 (2019)
Total area 357 114 km2
Highest point Zugspitze (2 962 m, 9 718 ft)
Lowest point Neuendorf-Sachsenbande (-4 m, -13 ft)
GDP per capita $ 47 603 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +49
Internet TLD .de

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