|Motto: Gott mit uns|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional republic|
Germany (German: Deutschland), officially the German Reich (German: Deutsches Reich), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe consisting of 17 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty. Its capital city and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 474,690 sq km (183,286 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 125,214,876 inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is a major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. After the USA, Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world.