With about 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union.
After the United States, it is the second most popular immigration destination in the world.
Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society.
The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old.
Evidence of modern humans, similarly dated, has been found in caves in the Swabian Jura near Ulm.
This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz "popular" (see also the Latinised form Theodiscus), derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- "people", from which the word "Teutons" also originates.
The Neander Valley was the location where the first ever non-modern human fossil was discovered; the new species of human was called the Neanderthal.
Simultaneously several large tribes formed in what is now Germany and displaced or absorbed smaller Germanic tribes.