Germany:-  Maps

Glossary Entry
Germany is a Federal Republic with 16 states (Länder), founded in 1949. Located in the centre of Europe 
it is flanked by nine neighbouring states since the unification of the two German states in 1990. Germany
covers an area of 357,000 square kilometres. The longest distance from north to south as the crow flies
is 876 km, and from west to east, 640 km. With 83 million inhabitants Germany is one of the most densely-populated
countries in Europe. Capital is Berlin.
Further description author's instructions

Germany overview: Maps

 

Figure 1 shows a map of Germany including the 16 Federal States, the capital cities of the Federal States and the surrounding neighbouring countries.

 

 

Figure 1 Germany in its administrative boarders

 

Further online available maps are listed below grouped in categories.

 

General maps

 

Interactive map of Germany and the Federal States

http://www.deutschland-tourismus.de/d/dest_con_main_d.html

 

Railroads and Motorways of Germany

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/germany_rel_94.jpg

 

Detailed interactive Roadmap of Germany with Search

http://germany.city-info.ch/germany.rci?xo=2977&yo=8203&zo=2&im=1&scan=Suche%2Fsearch%2Fchercher&ovr.x=61&ovr.y=106

 

Federal States of Germany

http://www1.bundesrat.de/coremedia/generator/Inhalt/DE/

 

 

Soil and water related maps

 

Interactive Soil map of Germany

http://www.f-by.de/boden/lehrprogramme/karten-flash/kurzdemonstration/files/100prozent-demo1.html

 

Geological map of Germany

http://www.bgr.de/b125/geol_d.jpg

 

Tour through the Geological Ages in Germany

http://www.stadt-kassel.de/naturkundemuseum/ERKUNDEN/geo_zeitreise/pleistozaen1.htm

 

Watersheds in Germany

http://www.emscher.nrw.de/offen/frames/start/wrrl_karten.htm

 

Biological water quality of rivers and water courses 2000 in Germany

http://www.bmu.de/files/ggk2000.jpg

 

List of Key Technical Terms

 

Term

Description

Baden-Württemberg 

Baden-Württemberg 

Bayern

Bavaria

Berlin

Berlin

Brandenburg

Brandenburg

Bremen

Bremen 

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hessen

Hesse

Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Mecklenburg Western Pomerania

Niedersachsen

Lower Saxony

Nordrhein-Westfalen

North Rhine-Westphalia

Rheinland-Pfalz

Rhineland-Palatinate

Saarland

Saarland

Sachsen

Saxony

Sachsen-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt

Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein

Thüringen

Thuringia

 

 

Authors
Maike Hauschild
UBA, Germany

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