18 Barmy Facts about Berlin
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of Europe? Take a look at these 18 interesting facts about Berlin!
- Berlin is the capital city of Germany.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Ber-linn.
- The total land area of Berlin is 344 square miles (891 square kilometres)…
- …that’s just over half the size of Greater London.
- Berlin’s population was 3,563,000 in 2015…
- …that’s just over 1/3 of the population of Greater London…
- …and gives it a population density of around 10,358 residents per square mile.
- Berlin is located 112 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Berlin are known as Berliners.
Flag of Berlin
- Berliners enjoy a maritime temperate climate with warm summers, cool winters and an average annual temperature of just 9.7°C, although temperatures have soared as high as 38.1°C here!
- Did you know that thanks to Berlin’s buildings holding onto heat from the Sun, temperatures in the city can be up to 4°C higher than the surrounding areas!
- Potsdamer Platz in Berlin was the first place in Germany to have a traffic light installed!
- Looking to fly yourself to Berlin? You’ll need the coordinates of 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E.
- Make sure you visit the Berlin Wall if you’re in Berlin; no trip to Berlin would be complete without seeing the infamous wall. Whilst the Berlin Wall once separated east and west Berlin, what remains now serves as a renowned tourist attraction and showcases amazing artwork by local graffiti artists.
- Berlin boasts around 1650 bridges – a lot more than Venice which only contains a mere 409!
- The official language of Berlin is… German of course!
- Euro is the official currency here.
- Germany welcomed 32,999,000 tourists into the country in 2014, many of whom visited Berlin for its significant cultural history and extensive nightlife scene.
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