Capital Of The Federal Republic Of Germany
Population: 3,574,830 • Area: 891.8 km² • Altitude: 34m
Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany and one of its states. With almost 3.6 million inhabitants, the city of Berlin is the most populous and with 892 square kilometres the largest municipality in Germany. It forms the centre of the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region (around 6 million inhabitants) and the Berlin agglomeration (around 4.5 million inhabitants). The city-state consists of twelve districts. In addition to the rivers Spree and Havel, there are smaller rivers and numerous lakes and forests in the city area.
First mentioned in a document in the 13th century, Berlin was the residence and capital of Brandenburg, Prussia and the German Empire in the course of history and in various forms of state. From 1949 the eastern part of the city was the capital of the German Democratic Republic. With German reunification in 1990, Berlin became once again the capital of Germany as a whole and subsequently the seat of the Federal Government, the Federal President, the Bundestag, the Bundesrat and numerous federal ministries and embassies. (wikipedia)