or German Deutschland geographical name country central Europe bordering on North & Baltic seas, divided 1949-90 into two republics: Federal Republic of Germany (or Bundesrepublik Deutschland) to the W (capital Bonn, area about 96,000 square miles or 249,600 square kilometers) & German Democratic Republic (or Deutsche Demokratische Republik) to the E (capital East Berlin area about 42,000 square miles or 108,780 square kilometers); capital Berlin area 137,735 square miles (356,734 square kilometers), population 80,974,900

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