With its 83 million inhabitants, Germany is densely populated. There are settlements on the national territory that are more than 500,000 years old. The Neanderthal and the Homo heidelbergensis, among others, lived here. Tourism plays an important role in Germany. It occupies eighth place on the list of countries with the most visitors.
Member of the VWP: 1989
Population: 83,019,213 (31 December 2018)
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
Year founded: 1871 (German Reich); 1949 (Federal Republic of Germany)
Official language: German