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Minor Change in Science and technology section[edit]

In the first paragraph of the Science and technology section, you state " It produces the second highest number of graduates in science and engineering (31%) after after South Korea.[182]". Unfortunately, that is not a true statement, although I can understand where you got confused. According to the Business Insider article that you cite [182], the statistics for Germany are:

  o Third highest total number of science/engineering graduates, trailing the US and China.
  o Second highest percentage of college graduates majoring in science/engineering (31%) after
          South Korea.

I think you would like the sentence to read "It produces the third highest number of graduates in science and engineering, trailing only the much more populated United States and China".

      • Thanks. Paul Grossman. New Jersey, USA. *** --Pg197676 (talk) 12:04, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Typo in lede[edit]

Fourth paragraph: "expulsion of Germans," not "explusion" as currently written.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.210.57.72 (talkcontribs) 21:58, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks, Vsmith (talk) 00:41, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

In mobile Wikipedia app, speaker button plays German pronounciation[edit]

Please add English pronounciation. Monniasza talk 10:19, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Unsourced changes to area and population figures[edit]

On 4 August, I reverted this edit: [1] by Xqq1238, who was at the time evading a block, and is now indeff'ed as a sockpuppet. In the edit summary I explained: "Unsourced changes that contradict the existing sources." [2]. Despite this, on 6 August, the edit was reinstated by Nillurcheier: [3], with the summary: "These are the correct data, also aourced by official statistics"; yet no such sources were given. I've only noticed it now, because it wasn't done as a revert, so I didn't receive a notification. I have now reverted it again as unsourced, and request that the figures not continue to be changed without providing reliable sources, thanks.

The edit changes the figure for the total area of Germany, as well as the figures for the percentages of different ethnic groups. It fails to provide a reliable source for the new figures, and the figures contradict the existing sources.

The existing figure for the area of Germany, 357,385.71 km2, is sourced to a table on the "statistics portal" website, which is a cooperation of all official federal and state statistical offices: [4]. A rounded-off figure of 357,400 is also given on the main website of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany: [5] (English: [6]).

While it may be possible that the figure of 357,578 is more accurate or up-to-date, a reliable source is required to verify it. The source would need to be very strong, in order to justify replacing the citation of the figures currently given by the official statistical offices' websites. Xqq1238 repeatedly inserted this figure, claiming "other wikipedias" as the source:

  • [7]
  • [8] - "On others wikipedias is 357,578"
  • [9] - "look at other wikipedia"
  • [10] - "website"
  • [11] - "wikipedia"

These edits were all reverted, by several different editors, as unsourced. I checked the German Wikipedia article, de:Deutschland, which does in fact give the figure of 357,578. However, it also contradicts the existing source in that article, which gives a figure of 357,375 in a slightly different version of the statistics portal table used in this article. I was not able to find a reliable source for the 357,578 figure.

The edit also changed population figures in the infobox for ethnic groups as of 2017, by replacing the total population number of 81,740 with a figure of 83,019, thus changing the calculated percentages. The existing figures were sourced to two pages of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany: [12] in English, giving the total population in millions, per year, according to the results of the micro-census. The figure of 81,740 used is from 2017. This page: [13] in German, gives the population of people with a migration background, by country, also according to the results of the micro-census. The numbers used in the article were also from 2017, see the archived page: [14]. Being from the same data source and same year, it seems reasonable that they can be combined in a simple calculation of percentage as of 2017, per WP:CALC. However, the figure of 83,019, given later in the infobox and sourced to: [15] is from the end of 2018. It can't be combined with the figures from 2017, see WP:SYNTH: "Do not combine material from multiple sources to reach or imply a conclusion not explicitly stated by any of the sources."

In the meantime, the second page has now been updated with 2018 data per country, and could be combined with the total figure of 81,613 for that year, given in the first page.

--IamNotU (talk) 15:57, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 September 2019[edit]

Please Change the line "The recorded extremes are a maximum of 40.3 °C (104.5 °F) (July 2015, in Kitzingen)" to The recorded extremes are a maximum of 42,6 °C (108,68 °F) (25. Juli 2019,Lingen Ems), Because the previous record was brocken this summer. See this document from the Deutscher wetterdienst (German Weather Service) https://www.dwd.de/DE/leistungen/besondereereignisse/temperatur/20190801_hitzerekord_juli2019.pdf;jsessionid=A8AA2CFD54CBF8F8C28B73DF47EF9896.live21062?__blob=publicationFile&v=3 Thanks Brezenhuber (talk) 16:17, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

 Done Thanks! Marianna251TALK 21:38, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

"Thyskaland" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Thyskaland. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. feminist (talk) 02:21, 8 October 2019 (UTC)