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Updated: Oct 1, 2022

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Country Name

Germany, or officially the Federal Republic of Germany.


Germany is a country in Central and Western Europe. Germany shares borders with nine European countries, Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Switzerland (its only non-EU neighbor), Austria in the south, France in the southwest, and Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands in the west.



Reason for Naming

The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the people east of the Rhine. The German term Deutschland, originally dytiscid land ("the German lands") is derived from Deutsch, descended from Old High German diutisc "of the people" (from diot or diota which means "people"), originally used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants.


The first use of the flag was in 1848. The current flag of Germany was adopted on 23 May 1949. The flag of Germany has a simple design and the symbolism behind it is fairly straightforward.

It consists of three horizontal stripes of black, red, and gold, the three-color stripes represent the national colors of Germany, these national colors date back to the republican democracy proposed in the mid-1800s to symbolize unity and freedom. At the time of the Weimar Republic, these colors represented the centrist, democratic, and republican parties.

The country also has a state flag that has the same design of three horizontal bands with the addition of the country’s national emblem located in the center.

*Flag Facts:

-The flag of Germany is similar to