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Quick Facts - Germany


Capital: Berlin
Political system: Federal Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 13 July 1950
Population: 81 843 743 (2012)     
Population density: 229 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): German
Non-nationals of total population: 8.8 % (2011)

Funding (2009)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.67 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 9 127 300 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 112.36 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 13.42 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.18 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 24.86 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 11.49 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 104 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 140 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 701 USD (167 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.6 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 82.5 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 17/11/1955  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/1/1999  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Signed 15/9/2008.  Not yet ratified.
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 12/03/2007

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334