USA and Germany – country comparison | USA vs Germany

The following is a comparison between the United States of America (USA) and Germany, two large economies of the world. Let’s read.

USA vs Germany – country comparison

Flags of the United States and Germany
Flags of the United States and Germany

Which country is bigger, USA or Germany?

The USA is 28 times bigger than Germany. Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe. The United States of America is the third largest country in the world.

  • Area of the USA – approximately 9.8 million square kilometers
  • Area of Germany – approximately 357,000 square kilometers

Which country has a larger population, USA or Germany?

  • Population of the USA – 340 million (2023 estimate)
  • Population of Germany – 83.3 million (2023 estimate)

USA vs Germany economy

USA and Germany rank number 1 and 3 respectively in terms of GDP (nominal) in the world (2023 IMF). In both the countries service sector dominates the economy.

2023 IMFUSAGermany
GDP (nominal)$27.36 trillion$4.46 trillion
GDP rank (nominal)1st3rd
GDP (PPP)$27.36 trillion$5.54 trillion

Top 3 largest cities by population

1New York CityBerlin
2Los AngelesHamburg

(Also read: USA and Australia – country comparison | USA vs Australia)

Popular places to visit


New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park, Chicago, Yosemite National Park, Miami, Las Vegas, etc.

Yosemite National Park


Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden, Nuremberg, Düsseldorf, etc.

Cologne, Germany
Cologne, Germany

Comparison table

Areaapproximately 9.8 million square kilometersapproximately 357,000 square kilometers
Population340 million (2023 estimate)83.3 million (2023 estimate)
RegionNorth AmericaWestern Europe
CurrencyUnited States DollarEuro
Most spoken languageAmerican EnglishGerman
Capital CityWashington, D.C.Berlin
Largest CityNew York CityBerlin
Most popular sportAmerican footballFootball (Soccer)
Busiest AirportHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International AirportFrankfurt Airport
Largest Metropolitan areaNew York metropolitan area (Tri-State area)Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region
Life expectancy (UN/2022)78.281
Highest mountainDenali (20,310 ft/6,190 meters)Zugspitze (2,962 m/9,718 ft)
Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites2552
National TreeOakOak
National AnimalBald eagle (national bird), America bison (national mammal)Eagle
Largest islandHawaii island (10,430 sq km)Rügen (926 sq km)
Largest lakeLake SuperiorLake Constance

Flag of the USA

Flag of USA

Flag of Germany

Flag of Germany

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