Country Overview - Germany

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Welcome to the Federal Republic of Germany

and welcome to the ideal base for taking on Europe's high-yield markets, with these including the EU's member countries the fastgrowing countries in central and eastern Europe, and, of course, Germany itself, the continent's largest and most profitable market.

The Federal Republic of Germany is one of the three leading economic powers in the world.  The German market with its 82 Mill. inhabitants is the largest in Europe and generates 26 percent of the total European GDP. Given its central location in Europe, Germany is able to offer investors an ideal location for access to the expanding markets in West, as well as, in Central and Eastern Europe.

iGermany is located in central Europe, bordered on the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; on the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; on the south by Austria and Switzerland; and on the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

For much of German history, Germany was a geographical term for an area occupied by many states. A unified nation for 74 years (1871-1945), it was divided after World War II into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; commonly known as West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR; commonly known as East Germany). On October 3, 1990, East Germany, or the GDR, became part of the FRG, and Germany once again became a unified nation. It has an area of 356,959 sq km (137,823 sq mi). Berlin is Germany's capital and largest city.


The following factors contribute to Germany´s position as the ideal location:

  • above-average productivity and the high-quality label “Made in Germany”
  • high growth potential in key technologies
  • a high potential for innovation and a superb infrastructure
  • a highly motivated and qualified work force