Municipalities of Germany

lowest official level of territorial division in Germany

Municipalities[1] (German: Gemeinden, singular Gemeinde) are the lowest level of official territorial division in Germany.

Municipalities of Germany
Deutsche Gemeinden (German)
CategoryMunicipality
LocationGermany
Found inDistrict (Kreis)
Regierungsbezirk
Populations11 (Gröde) - 3,600,000 (Berlin)
The vertical (federal) separation of powers across the federal government (white), the states (yellow), and the municipalities (brown).Federal LevelFederal StatesCity States(Governmental Districts)(Rural) Districts(Collective Municipalities)Municipalities(Municipalities)Urban Districts
Administrative divisions of Germany. (Clickable image).

As of January 2021, there are 10,790 municipalities in Germany, of which 2,054 are cities.

Municipalities per federal stateEdit

Status as of December 2018.

Federal state Municipalities[2] Municipalities with town status[2] Municipalities that are urban districts[2] Average no. of inhabitants[2][3] Average area (km2)[2] Lists (Cities, Towns,
Municipalities)
Baden-Württemberg 1,101 313 9 10,012 32.5 C, T, M
Bavaria 2,056 317 25 6,321 34.3 C, T, M
Berlin 1 1 1 3,613,000 891.0 Berlin
Brandenburg 417 113 4 6,005 71.1 C, T, M
Bremen 2 2 2 340,500 209.5 Bremen, Bremerhaven
Hamburg 1 1 1 1,831,000 755.2 Hamburg
Hesse 423 191 5 14,759 49.9 C, T, M
Lower Saxony 945 159 8 8,426 50.5 C, T, M
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 750 84 2 2,148 31.1 C, T, M
North Rhine-Westphalia 396 271 22 45,232 86.1 C, T, M
Rhineland-Palatinate 2,304 129 12 1,768 8.6 C, T, M
Saarland 52 17 0 19,115 49.4 C, T, M
Saxony 421 169 3 9,694 43.8 C, T, M
Saxony-Anhalt 218 104 3 10,197 93.8 C, T, M
Schleswig-Holstein 1,106 63 4 2,613 14.3 C, T, M
Thuringia 821 124 6 2,620 19.7 C, T, M
Germany 11,014 2,058 107 7,517 32.5 C, T, M

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Country Compendium. A companion to the English Style Guide, European Commission, May 2021, pages 58–59.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Statistisches Jahrbuch 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt. p. 29. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  3. Populations as of December 31, 2017