The German Flag

After World War I, and with the advent of the Weimar Republic in Germany, the modern version of the nation's flag was adopted in 1919. Even Germany was split into East and West Germany after World War II, both nations retained the official Deutsch flag. To this day, the German flag remains an internationally recognized symbol of German pride.

The flag of Germany can be described as three horizontal rows comprised of the colors black, red, and gold. The colors of the flag are often referred to as representing various things. However, a few things are generally agreed on. The black color of the flag symbolizes the determination of the German people. The red color of the flag represents the valor and courage of Germany’s citizens. And finally, the gold color of the flag symbolizes the generosity of the nation.

Germany lay directly at the heart of continental Europe. To its north lay the nations of Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands. To its west resides France. To the south of Germany is located Switzerland and Austria, while to the east is located the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. The capital of Germany is Berlin, and the nation is home to over 81 million citizens, making it the most populous nation in Europe.

Germany has the largest economy in Europe, and a major industry for the country the production of automobiles. Volkswagen and BMW are two distinguished German car manufacturers. Concerning entertainment, soccer is the most popular sport within the country. Germany’s national anthem is known as "The Song of Germany".