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Anthem: Ode to Joy[1] (orchestral)
View of the globe with the European Union outlined.
Political centres Brussels
Luxembourg
Strasbourg
Official languages
Demonym European[2]
Member States
Government Sui generis
Jan Fischer (Ind, CZE)
Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP)
Czech Republic
José Manuel Barroso (EPP)
Formation
18 April 1951
25 March 1957
7 February 1992
Area
• Total
4,324,782 km2 (1,669,808 sq mi) (n/a)
• Water (%)
3.08
Population
• 2008 estimate
499,673,300 (n/a)
• Density
114/km2 (295.3/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) 2008 (IMF) estimate
• Total
$15.247 trillion
• Per capita
$30,513
GDP (nominal) 2008 (IMF) estimate
• Total
$18.394 trillion (n/a)
• Per capita
$36,812
Gini (2009) 30.7 (EU25)[3]
Error: Invalid Gini value
HDI (2006) 0.960-0.825[4]
Error: Invalid HDI value · n/a
Currency
Time zone (UTC+ 0 to + 2)
• Summer (DST)
 (UTC+ 1 to + 3)
Calling code See list
Internet TLD .eu
  1. ^ a b "Symbols of the EU". Europa web portal. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 
  2. ^ The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Erin McKean (editor), 2051 pages, May 2005, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-517077-6.
  3. ^ European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions [1]
  4. ^ range from List of countries by Human Development Index