Germany is a country located in Central and Western Europe. It is bordered by Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The country has a population of about 83 million people, and its official language is German. Germany is a federal parliamentary republic, and its current chancellor is Angela Merkel. The country has a diverse economy, with significant contributions from the industrial, service, and agricultural sectors. Some of Germany's major industries include automotive, engineering, and tourism. The country is known for its rich cultural heritage, its beautiful landscapes, and its many historic cities and landmarks, such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Neuschwanstein Castle.