Today, Germans live in three states located in Central Europe: the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), which embraces 357,021 km2 following the reunification of West Germany and the former Communist East Germany in 1990, Austria with an area of 82,738 km2, and Switzerland with an area of 41,293 km2. There is also the small Dukedom of Liechtenstein between Switzerland and Austria with an area of 157 km2. German minorities live in all adjoining countries, but few German settlements in Eastern Europe, some going back to medieval colonies, have survived the expulsions following World War II and 50 years of Communist and nationalist rule. Denmark and the Baltic Sea mark the borders in the north, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and French-speaking Switzerland in the west, Slovenia, Italy, and Italian-speaking Switzerland in the south, and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary in the east. Germany's terrain includes lowlands in the north, uplands in the center, and the Bavarian Alps in the south. Austria includes the Austrian Alps and their foothills in the western and southern parts and the Danube River basin in the north and east, while German-speaking Switzerland includes uplands in the north and the Swiss Alps in the south. The climate is temperate and marine. In 2001, Germany had an estimated population of 83,000,000, Austria of 8,000,000, and Swiss Germans accounted for 4,000,000 of the total Swiss population of 7,000,000.

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