COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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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: 82 695 000 (2017)     
Population density: 236.7 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): German
Non-nationals of total population: 11.2 % (2016)

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 (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 4.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 52.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 10.00 %

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: 1.3 times (2018)
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): Entered into force 1/4/2014
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 12/03/2007

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