Germany is a country in central Europe and also the most populous. The German capital city is Berlin, and less populous cities include Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Dresden. The current German chancellor is Angela Merkel.
Germany lies far from tectonic plate boundaries. It is bordered by Denmark, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea to the north. It is bordered by Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the east. Major rivers that run through Germany are the Danube and Elbe. Germany has a population of 82 million.
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