Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, a country of the sovereign state in Central Europe. It is the seventh-largest country in Europe.
Covering an area of 137,847 square miles, of which 34,836 square miles is covered by land and 3,011 square miles contains water. It shares borders with nine other countries. Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Germany has a population of 83.2 million people.
The official language is German (Standard German, German: Hochdeutsch), a variety of German dialects are spoken in specific regions. More than 50% of Germans speak English as a second language.
Islam is the largest minority religion in the country, with the Protestant and Roman Catholic confessions being the majority religions. Most Muslims in Germany have roots in Turkey, followed by Arab countries, former Yugoslavia (mostly of Kosovo Albanian or Bosnian origin), Afghanistan and Iran. There are also a significant minority originated from Sub-Saharan Africa (mostly East Africa) and South Asia (mostly Pakistan). The large mayority of Muslimes live in former West Germany, including West Berlin. However, unlike in most other European countries, sizeable Muslim communities exist in some rural regions of Germany, especially Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and parts of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.
ASIAN COMMUNITY LOCATION
As of 2011, there were approximately 1,890,000 people from or descendants of peoples from Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia or South Asia living in Germany.According to the German "Mikrozensus 2011" there were about 1.8 Million people with an Asian migrant background living in Germany. Of those about 600,000 were of Southeast Asian descent (primarily from Vietnam or Thailand).