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  1. GermanyNorth-Rhine WestfaliaGuetersloh

  2. Germany Geography • Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, South of Denmark • Area – compare to Montana: slightly smaller than Montana 357021 sq km • Border countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland • Germany is devided into 16 states (Bundesländer)

  3. GermanyGeography • Climate: temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasionally warm winds • Terrain: lowlands in the north, uplands in the centre, Bavarian Alps in the south

  4. Germany History • Beginning of the German history: 911-919 • Wall-fall: 09.11.1989 • Union of the German Democratic Republic and of the German Federal Republic: 03.10.1990 • Capital: Berlin since 1990

  5. GermanyGovernment • Government type: Federal Republic • chief of state: President Johannes Rauh (since 1 July 1999; five-year-term) • head of government: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (since 27 October 1998;four-year-term) • Biggest parties: SPD, CDU/CSU, Gruene, FDP, PDS

  6. Germany People • Population: 82.797.408 • Life expectancy:77,44 years • Ethnic Groups: German:91,5% ; Turkish:2,4%; other 6,1% • Religion: Protestant:38%; Roman Catholic 34%; Muslim 1,7%, unaffiliated or other 26,3% • Language: German

  7. GermanySights/Famous cities,places • Berlin (biggest city, 3,4 Mil.inhabitants): Brandenburger Tor, Kurfürsten Damm, Palast der Republik, Staatsoper, The Wall, Alexanderplatz mit der Weltzeituhr

  8. GermanySights/Famous cities,places • Dresden: is in the East of Germany, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with sights like Semper Oper and the Frauenkirche

  9. GermanySights/Famous cities,places • Cologne: Cathedral of Cologne, Chocolate museum • Munich: capital of Bavaria, Oktoberfest, Industry (BMW) • Bavarian Alps, North Sea and Baltic Sea

  10. GermanyEconomy • World`s third most technologically powerful economy after the US and Japan • Industries: world`s largest and technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles • Agriculture-Products: potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar, beets, fruit, cabbages, cattle, pigs, poultry

  11. GermanyEconomy • Natural resources: iron ore, coal potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, arable land • Export-commodities: machinery, vehicles, chemicals,mtals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles • Import-commodities: machinery vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals • Exprt-partners: EU 56,4%, US 9,4%, Japan 1,9% • Import-Partners:EU 53,7% US 8,3%, Japan 5,9%

  12. GermanyFamous companies Mannesmann Lagerfeld Herlitz VW Joop Siemens Nivea Brandt Storck ThyssenKrupp

  13. North- Rhine –WestfaliaGeography • Location: Is a land in the north-west of Germany • Capital: Capital of NRW is Duesseldorf • Population: It the most populated land in Germany (17,97 Mil.) • Area: 34068 sq km

  14. North-Rhine-Westfaliacharacteristic in NRW • NRW is famous for it`s „Ruhrgebiet“ • Extraction of coal and steel • A lot of big cities in a small area Rhein Westfalen Lippe

  15. North-Rhine-WestafaliaEconomy • NRW is the industrial heart of Germany • 20 of the 40 biggest companies of Germany and 19 of 100 biggest in Europe are in NRW • In NRW are the primary(agriculture), secondary(production) and the territory (services) industry • The primary and the secondary industries go down and the territory industry grows

  16. North-Rhine-WestfaliaTourism Beutifull cities like Duesseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, Muenster and Detmold A lot of tourists visit places like Teutoburger Wald, Sauerland, Münsterland and the Eifel

  17. Guetersloh(Location) Germany NRW Guetersloh

  18. Gueterslohabout the town • Area: 111 sq km • Population: 95000 inhabitants • Economic and culture centre in district of Guetersloh • History: Guetersloh is over 800 years old • Leisure activity:events in the City hall, Theater or in the parks, cafes, shops, lakes in the surrounding places and nice forests

  19. GueterslohEconomy • A lot of companies have their headquarters in Guetersloh and surroundings places • Famous companies: Bertelsmann, Miele, Pfleiderer, Claas, Nobilia, Storck,Marc Aurel, Drahtwolf, Marten

  20. We hope that you could get a better impression of Germany, the state NRW and the town GueterslohCelina P. & Katrin H.