Deutschland, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in central–western Europe.
Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. After the United States, it is the second most popular human migration destination.
In the 21st century, Germany is a great power and has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world’s third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society. It upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education.
Germany has a social market economy with a highly skilled labour force, a large capital stock, a low level of corruption and a high level of innovation. It is the world’s third largest exporter of goods and has the largest national economy in Europe which is also the world’s fourth largest by nominal GDP and the fifth one by PPP.
Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world with a total of 407 million overnights during 2012. This number includes 68.83 million nights by foreign visitors. In 2012, over 30.4 million international tourists arrived in Germany. Berlin has become the third most visited city destination in Europe.