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Germany: Major Cities

The federal states of Germany and all cities of more than 50,000 inhabitants.

Federal State

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
C 1987-05-25
Population
E 1995-12-31
Population
E 2001-12-31
Population
C 2011-05-09
Population
E 2012-12-31
GermanyDEUFed RepBerlin357,13777,718,00081,817,49982,440,30980,219,69580,523,746
Baden-Württemberg {Baden-Wurttemberg}BWFStStuttgart35,7519,286,38710,319,36710,600,90610,486,66010,569,1113575100
Bayern [Bavaria]BYFStMünchen70,55010,902,64311,993,48412,329,71412,397,61412,519,5717055000
BerlinBEFStBerlin8923,260,0003,471,4183,388,4343,292,3653,375,22289200
BrandenburgBBFStPotsdam29,4842,665,0002,542,0422,593,0402,455,7802,449,5112948400
BremenHBFStBremen419660,084679,757659,651650,863654,77441900
HamburgHHFStHamburg7551,592,7701,707,9011,726,3631,706,6961,734,27275500
Hessen [Hesse]HEFStWiesbaden21,1155,507,7776,009,9136,077,8265,971,8166,016,4812111500
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]MVFStSchwerin23,1941,971,0001,823,0841,759,8771,609,9821,600,3272319400
Niedersachsen [Lower Saxony]NIFStHannover47,6147,162,1037,780,4227,956,4167,777,9927,778,9954761400
Nordrhein-Westfalen [North Rhine-Westphalia]NWFStDüsseldorf34,09816,711,84517,893,04518,052,09217,538,25117,554,3293409800
Rheinland-Pfalz [Rhineland-Palatinate]RPFStMainz19,8543,630,8233,977,9194,049,0663,989,8083,990,2781985400
SaarlandSLFStSaarbrücken2,5691,055,6601,084,3701,066,470999,623994,287256900
Sachsen [Saxony]SNFStDresden18,4205,032,0004,566,6034,384,1924,056,7994,050,2041842000
Sachsen-Anhalt [Saxony-Anhalt]STFStMagdeburg20,4503,008,0002,738,9282,580,6262,287,0402,259,3932045000
Schleswig-HolsteinSHFStKiel15,8002,554,2412,725,4612,804,2492,800,1192,806,5311580000
Thüringen [Thuringia] {Thuringen}THFStErfurt16,1722,718,0002,503,7852,411,3872,188,5892,170,4601617200

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
C E 2012-12-31
1BerlinBE3,375,222
2HamburgHH1,734,272
3MünchenBY1,388,308
4KölnNW1,024,373
5Frankfurt am MainHE687,775
6StuttgartBW597,939
7DüsseldorfNW593,682
8DortmundNW572,087
9EssenNW566,862
10BremenHB546,451

Contents: Cities

NameStatusAdm.Population
C C 1987-05-25
Population
C E 1995-12-31
Population
C E 2001-12-31
Population
C C 2011-05-09
Population
C E 2012-12-31
Area
Aachen [Aix-la-Chapelle]CityNW229,740247,923245,778236,420240,08616085
AalenCityBW62,63366,23466,55966,31866,59014663
AhlenCityNW52,65755,78555,48152,28051,87712313
ArnsbergCityNW74,09178,97277,39674,38373,89719372
AschaffenburgCityCRBY60,96466,36068,36167,35967,6816247
AugsburgCityCRBY242,819259,699257,836267,767272,69914684
Baden-BadenCityCRBW50,12752,74553,08452,31452,58514021
Bad Homburg (Bad Homburg vor der Höhe)CityHE50,32951,17852,85851,37052,1085116
Bad SalzuflenCityNW50,58855,02955,08852,28552,18010005
BambergCityCRBY69,10069,65269,39670,63570,8635462
BayreuthCityCRBY69,81373,01674,51970,80871,4826691
BergheimCityNW54,54560,61063,59158,92259,2979634
Bergisch GladbachCityNW100,589105,478105,569108,878109,1388309
BerlinCityCRBE3,260,0003,471,4183,388,4343,292,3653,375,22289170
BielefeldCityCRNW305,566324,066323,373326,870328,31425882
BocholtCityNW67,02870,42472,70171,25671,08011940
BochumCityCRNW386,271400,395390,087362,286362,21314566
BonnCityCRNW276,653291,431306,016305,765309,86914109
BottropCityCRNW114,640120,642120,780117,311116,49810061
Brandenburg an der HavelCityCRBB...86,75377,24571,56971,14922884
Braunschweig [Brunswick]CityCRNI252,351252,544245,516242,537245,79819217
BremenCityCRHB533,455549,357540,950542,707546,45132542
BremerhavenCityCRHB126,629130,400118,701108,156108,3239382
Castrop-RauxelCityNW77,08179,16078,47174,62974,1235167
CelleCityNI71,22273,93671,94969,00168,61317504
ChemnitzCityCRSN335,983288,268255,798240,253241,21022086
Cottbus (Chóśebuz)CityCRBB...126,343111,12599,98499,91316429
DarmstadtCityCRHE134,272138,980138,457143,499147,92512209
DelmenhorstCityCRNI72,07278,22676,28473,32273,5886236
Dessau-RoßlauCityCRST...107,69897,62786,03084,60624474
DetmoldCityNW65,50273,34373,77173,74373,60212939
DinslakenCityNW62,45869,14871,00567,85367,3794766
DormagenCityNW54,79061,15563,29562,20862,3798549
DorstenCityNW73,74480,73581,29376,86076,03017120
DortmundCityCRNW584,089598,840589,240571,143572,08728071
DresdenCityCRSN542,252495,424478,631512,354525,10532831
DuisburgCityCRNW525,378535,250512,030488,468486,81623280
Düren {Duren}CityNW82,85790,27492,29288,78988,7688500
Düsseldorf [Dusseldorf] {Dusseldorf}CityCRNW563,531571,030570,765586,291593,68221741
ErfurtCityCRTH...211,108200,126200,868203,48526915
ErlangenCityCRBY99,808101,406101,912103,719105,4127695
EschweilerCityNW53,05856,17155,25754,67154,7757588
EssenCityCRNW623,427614,861591,889566,201566,86221030
Esslingen am NeckarCityBW90,55790,02990,90586,88588,2954642
EuskirchenCityNW47,05052,20554,04755,41455,50213949
FlensburgCityCRSH86,55487,27684,48082,25883,4625674
Frankfurt (Oder)CityCRBB86,44180,80770,30859,14058,53714764
Frankfurt am MainCityCRHE618,266650,055641,076667,925687,77524831
FrechenCityNW42,34845,58347,38249,65750,6074510
Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau)CityCRBW178,672199,273208,294209,628218,04315306
FriedrichshafenCityBW51,80856,31557,53856,93757,3336993
FuldaCityHE54,32260,85162,81964,41464,77910404
Fürth {Furth}CityCRBY97,480108,418111,257115,613118,3586335
GarbsenCityNI58,08162,68163,27159,49959,6747931
GelsenkirchenCityCRNW287,508291,164276,740258,766257,60710494
GeraCityCRTH...123,555109,92696,06795,38415192
GießenCityHE69,82473,88973,29574,77676,6807256
GladbeckCityNW78,34379,60577,46073,97474,0023591
Göppingen {Goppingen}CityBW52,15158,08657,53655,03755,3785923
Görlitz {Gorlitz}CitySN83,21567,98060,26454,44154,1146724
Göttingen {Gottingen}CityNI114,698126,253123,822115,843116,65011689
GreifswaldCityCRMV67,29860,77253,53355,44755,7715074
GrevenbroichCityNW58,61163,60465,03961,74161,53010251
Gütersloh {Gutersloh}CityNW81,80492,84295,45994,17294,97311202
HagenCityCRNW209,363212,003202,060187,944186,24316035
Halle (Saale)CityCRST329,625282,784243,045229,153231,44013501
HamburgCityCRHH1,592,7701,707,9011,726,3631,706,6961,734,27275530
HamelnCityNI58,18158,78159,05256,75656,28110233
HammCityCRNW171,170183,408183,805176,037176,44022643
HanauCityHE83,39188,92188,80186,80388,8347649
Hannover [Hanover]CityNI494,864523,147516,415506,416514,13720415
HattingenCityNW55,88058,65058,02354,25354,2867140
HeidelbergCityCRBW127,768138,781141,509146,751150,33510883
HeilbronnCityCRBW110,970121,509120,163116,059117,5319988
HerfordCityNW60,93565,91965,09765,21365,1137916
HerneCityCRNW174,238179,897174,018155,160154,5635142
HertenCityNW67,80669,18366,49561,50561,0013733
HildenCityNW53,26255,08656,61554,39054,7362595
HildesheimCityNI103,449106,101103,71799,55499,2249218
Hürth {Hurth}CityNW48,37652,35154,09555,08256,4355122
Ibbenbüren {Ibbenburen}CityNW43,24347,42149,48550,56950,56010887
IngolstadtCityCRBY96,071111,979117,311124,927127,88613337
IserlohnCityNW92,18399,34198,86594,63093,79912549
JenaCityCRTH...101,061101,157105,739106,91511448
KaiserslauternCityCRRP97,326102,00299,79496,34097,11213973
KarlsruheCityCRBW260,591275,690279,578289,173296,03317346
KasselCityCRHE187,288201,573194,748190,765192,87410678
Kempten (Allgäu)CityCRBY59,36961,65761,50564,07864,6256328
KerpenCityNW53,60861,99863,65263,27363,65011392
KielCityCRSH237,767246,033232,242235,782239,86611865
KoblenzCityCRRP108,246109,219107,730107,825109,77910512
Köln [Cologne] {Koln}CityCRNW928,309965,697967,9401,005,7751,024,37340516
KonstanzCityBW70,37876,00079,24077,79679,6455411
KrefeldCityCRNW232,261249,606239,559222,247222,02613775
LandshutCityCRBY56,44659,21959,51363,54465,3226581
Langenfeld (Rheinland)CityNW50,29756,67658,75756,82956,9934115
LangenhagenCityNI45,96548,92149,50650,82151,5337186
LeipzigCityCRSN600,543519,710493,052502,979520,83829739
LeverkusenCityCRNW154,692162,252160,829158,984159,9267887
Lingen (Ems)CityNI47,48952,27051,36251,82151,83217613
LippstadtCityNW60,10266,63667,23165,88666,10011368
Lübeck {Lubeck}CityCRSH210,497216,986213,496210,305211,71321421
Lüdenscheid {Ludenscheid}CityNW74,63581,83780,50973,76273,3368702
LudwigsburgCityBW78,88486,81087,50286,13988,2004335
Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen am Rhein)CityCRRP156,601167,369162,458157,584160,1797755
Lüneburg {Luneburg}CityNI59,54364,55868,23469,90571,0097034
Lünen {Lunen}CityNW84,66491,59292,00586,01084,7985920
MagdeburgCityCRST288,975258,656229,755228,144229,92420100
MainzCityCRRP172,529183,720185,293200,344202,7569774
MannheimCityCRBW295,191311,292308,385290,117294,62714496
MarburgCityHE68,62476,83477,55671,68372,43312392
MarlCityNW89,06392,96592,62884,78284,0558766
MeerbuschCityNW50,24054,20655,17254,31354,5926439
Menden (Sauerland)CityNW54,05858,42459,18354,49553,8768610
MindenCityNW75,03182,97182,89880,12179,85310112
MoersCityNW100,872107,095107,421104,009103,5046768
Mönchengladbach {Monchengladbach}CityCRNW249,587266,702262,963255,188255,08717045
Mülheim an der Ruhr {Mulheim an der Ruhr}CityCRNW176,423176,530172,332166,865166,6549128
München [Munich] {Munchen}CityCRBY1,185,4211,236,3701,227,9581,348,3351,388,30831070
Münster {Munster}CityCRNW246,186265,061267,197289,576296,59930296
NeubrandenburgCityCRMV87,23580,48371,72364,11163,5098566
Neumünster {Neumunster}CityCRSH79,77182,02879,64677,24976,9517163
NeussCityNW142,178148,796150,957150,568151,4869953
Neustadt an der WeinstraßeCityCRRP50,12053,78853,82252,16452,26811710
Neu-UlmCityBY44,43851,05350,70952,70653,8888096
NeuwiedCityRP60,26167,37467,01164,14464,1028650
NorderstedtCitySH65,97669,76672,01673,91374,5745810
NordhornCityNI48,36851,26952,47952,02952,38014968
Nürnberg [Nuremberg] {Nurnberg}CityCRBY470,943492,425491,307486,314495,12118637
OberhausenCityCRNW220,286224,397221,619210,216210,0057710
Offenbach am MainCityCRHE111,386116,533118,429113,443116,9454489
OffenburgCityBW51,31156,04558,28057,22857,3287838
Oldenburg (Oldenburg)CityCRNI140,149151,382155,908157,267158,65810299
Osnabrück {Osnabruck}CityCRNI150,807168,618164,195153,699155,62511980
PaderbornCityNW110,715133,717140,869142,365143,57517960
PforzheimCityCRBW106,530118,763118,002114,411116,4259800
PlauenCitySN82,62873,02171,15564,46864,11510211
PotsdamCityCRBB...144,118141,907156,021159,45618766
PulheimCityNW47,85251,36553,44152,92953,0807215
RatingenCityNW88,63189,53491,79386,96786,8218874
RecklinghausenCityNW119,991127,216124,587115,958115,3856643
RegensburgCityCRBY118,639125,836127,198135,403138,2968070
RemscheidCityCRNW120,132122,260118,753110,708109,3527452
ReutlingenCityBW98,853108,565111,338109,799110,6818706
RheineCityNW69,34874,58775,92572,74973,28514500
RosenheimCityCRBY53,15558,92059,31059,32959,9353722
RostockCityCRMV249,349227,535198,964200,265202,88718127
Rüsselsheim {Russelsheim}CityHE58,53060,28759,55158,76560,2295829
Saarbrücken {Saarbrucken}CitySL188,702187,032182,858175,853176,99616709
SalzgitterCityCRNI111,069117,713111,69698,89598,09522392
Sankt AugustinCityNW49,39655,06555,53953,85054,1093422
Schwäbisch Gmünd {Schwabisch Gmund}CityBW56,75463,73461,87358,10558,29311378
SchweinfurtCityCRBY51,96255,72254,56852,14352,0983570
SchwerinCityCRMV128,328114,68899,97891,29391,26413053
SiegenCityNW106,384111,398108,39799,18799,26111469
SindelfingenCityBW56,86159,43560,87860,53460,7955085
SolingenCityCRNW159,103165,735165,032155,265155,3168955
Stolberg (Rheinland)CityNW55,74758,20358,71856,20656,0899850
StralsundCityCRMV75,85765,97759,97056,72957,3575408
StuttgartCityCRBW551,904585,604587,152585,890597,93920735
TrierCityCRRP94,11899,428100,024105,671106,54411713
TroisdorfCityNW60,07968,77873,28272,40872,7846220
Tübingen {Tubingen}CityBW71,70181,76982,44482,51184,49610812
UlmCityCRBW103,494115,721118,347116,761117,97711869
UnnaCityNW56,49966,47570,11759,14959,0158853
VelbertCityNW87,36689,78689,82381,30380,9027490
ViersenCityNW76,44577,33877,25974,94174,9529108
Villingen-SchwenningenCityBW75,86180,73481,69180,12380,92316548
WaiblingenCityBW45,60350,33352,53651,55252,3024276
WeimarCityCRTH...62,12263,52262,76463,2368419
WeselCityNW57,50761,60962,15160,33560,24112256
WetzlarCityHE50,21153,92252,65750,82651,0637567
WiesbadenCityCRHE251,871267,122271,076269,121272,63620393
WilhelmshavenCityCRNI90,98290,66784,99477,45176,54510691
WillichCityNW40,30345,93250,85350,70850,6636777
WittenCityNW102,902104,754103,15896,38296,1367237
Wolfenbüttel {Wolfenbuttel}CityNI50,72953,68654,51751,75651,5467851
WolfsburgCityCRNI124,896126,331121,887119,984121,75820405
WormsCityRP73,63580,01480,62579,20779,72710873
WuppertalCityCRNW365,662381,884364,784342,661342,88516839
Würzburg {Wurzburg}CityCRBY123,378127,295129,915124,297124,5778763
ZwickauCitySN130,455111,498101,72693,08192,22710255