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Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Population: 81.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Berlin (note: the shift from Bonn to Berlin is taking place over a period of years with Bonn retaining many administrative functions and several ministries)
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Montana
Religions: Protestant 45 percent, Roman Catholic 37 percent, unaffiliated or other 18 percent
Landscape: Lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1895

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Saturday, Feb. 21: German Men Win Gold in Biathlon Relay
Saturday, Feb. 21: Germany 2 Wins Four-Man Bobsled
Friday, Feb. 20: Pechstein Edges Teammate in Women's 5,000
Thursday, Feb. 19: Germans Win Biathlon Relay
Thursday, Feb. 19: Germany's Gerg Wins Women's Slalom
Tuesday, Feb. 17: Seizinger Leads German Sweep in Combined
Monday, Feb. 16: Seizinger Wins Women's Downhill; Street 6th for U.S.
Friday, Feb. 13: Germans Win Doubles Luge; U.S. Gets 1st Luge Medal
Thursday, Feb. 12: Thost Wins Snowboarding Gold Amid Drug Talk
Wednesday, Feb. 11: Germans Sweep 3,000 Meters
Wedneday, Feb. 11: Germany earns gold, silver in Women's Luge
Monday, Feb. 9: Hackl Wins 3rd Consecutive Men's Luge

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