Pronunciation: (jûr'mu-nē), [key]
a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 78,420,000; 137,852 sq. mi. (357,039 sq. km).Cap.:Berlin. Official name, Federal Republic of Germany. German, Deutschland. Formerly, Deutsches Reich. Cf. East Germany, West Germany.
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