Germany shares a border with Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. The country also has approximately 1,484 miles of coastline and borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
Germany's total land area is 216,997 square miles, and its water area covers 4,845 square miles. The lowest point in Germany is Neuendorf bei Wilster, and the highest point is Zugspitze. The country is rich with natural resources, including coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper and nickel.
Germany is the most-populated country in Europe, and it is also the largest economy that exists in Europe. Prior to 1990, this populous country was divided politically between the East and the West.