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Germany is a heavily industrialized country and this contributes to water and air pollution.1 The air pollution levels increase every summer when European vacationers travel through Germany on their way to the south of Europe.2 Industrial over-development also reportedly contributes to high levels of pollution.3 One such concern is acid rain, which contributes to the degradation of forests.4 Germany is densely populated, leaving very little land to bury toxins and pollutants. Furthermore, the public is very against the construction of more landfills and incineration sites.5 Agricultural over-development is blamed for pesticide runoff into streams and lakes.6 Germany is currently researching different methods of energy production that will mitigate the effects of climate change.7

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1 http://www.oecd.org/env/country-reviews/2448059.pdf
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7http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140409-ipcc-mitigation-emissions-climate-science/
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Geography

Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Area

Total 357,022 sq km
Land 348,672 sq km
Water 8,350 sq km

Climate

temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind
Natural Resources

coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

emissions from coal-burning utilities and industries contribute to air pollution; acid rain, resulting from sulfur dioxide emissions, is damaging forests; pollution in the Baltic Sea from raw sewage and industrial effluents from rivers in eastern Germany; hazardous waste disposal; government established a mechanism for ending the use of nuclear power over the next 15 years; government working to meet EU commitment to identify nature preservation areas in line with the EU's Flora, Fauna, and Habitat directive

Demographics

Nationality
German
Population
81,147,265 (July 2013 est.)
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The German economy - the fifth largest economy in the world in PPP terms and Europe's largest - is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force. Like its Western European neighbors, Germany faces significant demographic challenges to sustained long-term growth. Low fertility rates and declining net immigration are increasing pressure on the country's social welfare system and necessitate structural reforms. Reforms launched by the government of Chancellor Gerhard SCHROEDER (1998-2005), deemed necessary to address chronically high unemployment and low average growth, contributed to strong growth in 2006 and 2007 ...See More and falling unemployment. These advances, as well as a government subsidized, reduced working hour scheme, help explain the relatively modest increase in unemployment during the 2008-09 recession - the deepest since World War II - and its decrease to 6.5% in 2012. GDP contracted 5.1% in 2009 but grew by 4.2% in 2010, and 3.0% in 2011, before dipping to 0.7% in 2012 - a reflection of low investment spending due to crisis-induced uncertainty and the decreased demand for German exports from recession-stricken periphery countries. Stimulus and stabilization efforts initiated in 2008 and 2009 and tax cuts introduced in Chancellor Angela MERKEL's second term increased Germany's total budget deficit - including federal, state, and municipal - to 4.1% in 2010, but slower spending and higher tax revenues reduced the deficit to 0.8% in 2011. In 2012 Germany reached a budget surplus of 0.1%. A constitutional amendment approved in 2009 limits the federal government to structural deficits of no more than 0.35% of GDP per annum as of 2016 though the target was already reached in 2012. By 2014, the federal government wants to balance its budget. Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in May 2011 that eight of the country's 17 nuclear reactors would be shut down immediately and the remaining plants would close by 2022. Germany hopes to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. Before the shutdown of the eight reactors, Germany relied on nuclear power for 23% of its electricity generating capacity and 46% of its base-load electricity production. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.25 trillion (2012 est.); $3.222 trillion (2011 est.); $3.125 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

24.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 24.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry
Industries

among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles