List of cities in Germany by population

Last updated on 11 September 2017

The following is a list of the most populated cities in Germany. A German Großstadt is defined as a city with more than 100,000 inhabitants.[1] As of December 31, 2015, 79 cities fulfil this criterion. Four of Germany's Großstädte have more than one million inhabitants.

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Location of the ten largest cities in Germany, urban districts highlighted

List

The following table lists the 79 cities in Germany with a population of at least 100,000 on December 31, 2015, as estimated by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. A city is displayed in bold if it is a state or federal capital, and in italics if it is the most populous city in the state. The table below contains the following information:

  1. The city rank by population as of December 31, 2015, as estimated by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany[2]
  2. The city name[2]
  3. The name of the state in which the city lies[3]
  4. The city population as of December 31, 2015, as estimated by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany[2]
  5. The city population as of May 9, 2011, as enumerated by the 2011 European Union census[3]
  6. The city percent population change from May 9, 2011 to December 31, 2015
  7. The city land area as of December 31, 2015[2]
  8. The city population density as of December 31, 2015 (residents per unit of land area)[2]
  9. The city latitude and longitude coordinates
2015 rank City State 2015 Estimate 2011 Census Change 2015 land area 2015 population density Location
1 Berlin Berlin 3,520,031 3,292,365 +6.91% 891.68 km2
344.28 sq mi
3,948/km2
10,230/sq mi
52°30′26″N 13°8′45″E / 52.50722°N 13.14583°E / 52.50722; 13.14583 (1 Berlin)
2 Hamburg Hamburg 1,787,408 1,706,696 +4.73% 755.3 km2
291.6 sq mi
2,366/km2
6,130/sq mi
53°32′55″N 10°00′05″E / 53.54861°N 10.00139°E / 53.54861; 10.00139 (2 Hamburg)
3 München (Munich) Bavaria 1,450,381 1,348,335 +7.57% 310.7 km2
120.0 sq mi
4,668/km2
12,090/sq mi
48°08′N 11°34′E / 48.133°N 11.567°E / 48.133; 11.567 (3 Munich)
4 Köln (Cologne) North Rhine-Westphalia 1,060,582 1,005,775 +5.45% 405.02 km2
156.38 sq mi
2,619/km2
6,780/sq mi
50°56′11″N 6°57′10″E / 50.93639°N 6.95278°E / 50.93639; 6.95278 (4 Cologne)
5 Frankfurt am Main Hesse 732,688 667,925 +9.70% 248.31 km2
95.87 sq mi
2,951/km2
7,640/sq mi
50°7′N 8°41′E / 50.117°N 8.683°E / 50.117; 8.683 (5 Frankfurt)
6 Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg 623,738 585,890 +6.46% 207.35 km2
80.06 sq mi
3,008/km2
7,790/sq mi
48°47′N 9°11′E / 48.783°N 9.183°E / 48.783; 9.183 (6 Stuttgart)
7 Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia 612,178 586,291 +4.42% 217.41 km2
83.94 sq mi
2,816/km2
7,290/sq mi
51°14′N 6°47′E / 51.233°N 6.783°E / 51.233; 6.783 (7 Düsseldorf)
8 Dortmund North Rhine-Westphalia 586,181 571,143 +2.63% 280.71 km2
108.38 sq mi
2,088/km2
5,410/sq mi
51°31′N 7°28′E / 51.517°N 7.467°E / 51.517; 7.467 (8 Dortmund)
9 Essen North Rhine-Westphalia 582,624 566,201 +2.90% 210.34 km2
81.21 sq mi
2,770/km2
7,200/sq mi
51°27′3″N 7°0′47″E / 51.45083°N 7.01306°E / 51.45083; 7.01306 (9 Essen)
10 Leipzig Saxony 560,472 502,979 +11.43% 297.8 km2
115.0 sq mi
1,882/km2
4,870/sq mi
51°20′N 12°23′E / 51.333°N 12.383°E / 51.333; 12.383 (10 Leipzig)
11 Bremen Bremen 557,464 542,707 +2.72% 326.18 km2
125.94 sq mi
1,709/km2
4,430/sq mi
53°5′N 8°48′E / 53.083°N 8.800°E / 53.083; 8.800 (11 Bremen)
12 Dresden Saxony 543,825 512,354 +6.14% 328.48 km2
126.83 sq mi
1,656/km2
4,290/sq mi
51°2′N 13°44′E / 51.033°N 13.733°E / 51.033; 13.733 (12 Dresden)
13 Hannover Lower Saxony 532,163 506,416 +5.08% 204.14 km2
78.82 sq mi
2,607/km2
6,750/sq mi
52°22′N 9°43′E / 52.367°N 9.717°E / 52.367; 9.717 (13 Hanover)
14 Nürnberg Bavaria 509,975 486,314 +4.87% 186.38 km2
71.96 sq mi
2,736/km2
7,090/sq mi
49°27′N 11°5′E / 49.450°N 11.083°E / 49.450; 11.083 (14 Nuremberg)
15 Duisburg North Rhine-Westphalia 491,231 488,468 +0.57% 232.8 km2
89.9 sq mi
2,110/km2
5,500/sq mi
51°26′6.53″N 6°45′45.69″E / 51.4351472°N 6.7626917°E / 51.4351472; 6.7626917 (15 Duisburg)
16 Bochum North Rhine-Westphalia 364,742 362,286 +0.68% 145.66 km2
56.24 sq mi
2,504/km2
6,490/sq mi
51°28′55″N 07°12′57″E / 51.48194°N 7.21583°E / 51.48194; 7.21583 (16 Bochum)
17 Wuppertal North Rhine-Westphalia 350,046 342,661 +2.16% 168.39 km2
65.02 sq mi
2,079/km2
5,380/sq mi
51°16′0″N 07°11′0″E / 51.26667°N 7.18333°E / 51.26667; 7.18333 (17 Wuppertal)
18 Bielefeld North Rhine-Westphalia 333,090 326,870 +1.90% 258.82 km2
99.93 sq mi
1,287/km2
3,330/sq mi
52°1′N 8°32′E / 52.017°N 8.533°E / 52.017; 8.533 (18 Bielefeld)
19 Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia 318,809 305,765 +4.27% 141.06 km2
54.46 sq mi
2,260/km2
5,900/sq mi
50°44′02.37″N 7°5′59.33″E / 50.7339917°N 7.0998139°E / 50.7339917; 7.0998139 (19 Bonn)
20 Münster North Rhine-Westphalia 310,039 289,576 +7.07% 303.28 km2
117.10 sq mi
1,022/km2
2,650/sq mi
51°58′N 7°38′E / 51.967°N 7.633°E / 51.967; 7.633 (20 Münster)
21 Karlsruhe Baden-Württemberg 307,755 289,173 +6.43% 173.46 km2
66.97 sq mi
1,774/km2
4,590/sq mi
49°00′33″N 8°24′14″E / 49.00917°N 8.40389°E / 49.00917; 8.40389 (21 Karlsruhe)
22 Mannheim Baden-Württemberg 305,780 290,117 +5.40% 144.96 km2
55.97 sq mi
2,109/km2
5,460/sq mi
49°29′20″N 8°28′9″E / 49.48889°N 8.46917°E / 49.48889; 8.46917 (22 Mannheim)
23 Augsburg Bavaria 286,374 267,767 +6.95% 146.86 km2
56.70 sq mi
1,950/km2
5,100/sq mi
48°22′N 10°54′E / 48.367°N 10.900°E / 48.367; 10.900 (23 Augsburg)
24 Wiesbaden Hesse 276,218 269,121 +2.64% 203.93 km2
78.74 sq mi
1,354/km2
3,510/sq mi
50°05′N 8°14′E / 50.083°N 8.233°E / 50.083; 8.233 (24 Wiesbaden)
25 Gelsenkirchen North Rhine-Westphalia 260,368 258,766 +0.62% 104.94 km2
40.52 sq mi
2,481/km2
6,430/sq mi
51°31′N 07°06′E / 51.517°N 7.100°E / 51.517; 7.100 (25 Gelsenkirchen)
26 Mönchengladbach North Rhine-Westphalia 259,996 255,188 +1.88% 170.47 km2
65.82 sq mi
1,525/km2
3,950/sq mi
51°12′0″N 06°26′0″E / 51.20000°N 6.43333°E / 51.20000; 6.43333 (26 Mönchengladbach)
27 Braunschweig Lower Saxony 251,364 242,537 +3.64% 192.18 km2
74.20 sq mi
1,308/km2
3,390/sq mi
52°16′N 10°31′E / 52.267°N 10.517°E / 52.267; 10.517 (27 Braunschweig)
28 Chemnitz Saxony 248,645 240,253 +3.49% 221.05 km2
85.35 sq mi
1,125/km2
2,910/sq mi
50°50′N 12°55′E / 50.833°N 12.917°E / 50.833; 12.917 (28 Chemnitz)
29 Kiel Schleswig-Holstein 246,306 235,782 +4.46% 118.65 km2
45.81 sq mi
2,076/km2
5,380/sq mi
54°20′N 10°8′E / 54.333°N 10.133°E / 54.333; 10.133 (29 Kiel)
30 Aachen North Rhine-Westphalia 245,885 236,420 +4.00% 160.85 km2
62.10 sq mi
1,529/km2
3,960/sq mi
50°47′N 6°5′E / 50.783°N 6.083°E / 50.783; 6.083 (30 Aachen)
31 Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 236,991 229,153 +3.42% 135.02 km2
52.13 sq mi
1,755/km2
4,550/sq mi
51°29′N 11°58′E / 51.483°N 11.967°E / 51.483; 11.967 (31 Halle (Saale))
32 Magdeburg Saxony-Anhalt 235,723 228,144 +3.32% 201 km2
78 sq mi
1,173/km2
3,040/sq mi
52°8′0″N 11°37′0″E / 52.13333°N 11.61667°E / 52.13333; 11.61667 (32 Magdeburg)
33 Freiburg im Breisgau Baden-Württemberg 226,393 209,628 +8.00% 153.06 km2
59.10 sq mi
1,479/km2
3,830/sq mi
47°59′N 7°51′E / 47.983°N 7.850°E / 47.983; 7.850 (33 Freiburg im Breisgau)
34 Krefeld North Rhine-Westphalia 225,144 222,247 +1.30% 137.77 km2
53.19 sq mi
1,634/km2
4,230/sq mi
51°20′0″N 06°34′0″E / 51.33333°N 6.56667°E / 51.33333; 6.56667 (34 Krefeld)
35 Lübeck Schleswig-Holstein 216,253 210,305 +2.83% 214.21 km2
82.71 sq mi
1,010/km2
2,600/sq mi
53°52′11″N 10°41′11″E / 53.86972°N 10.68639°E / 53.86972; 10.68639 (35 Lübeck)
36 Oberhausen North Rhine-Westphalia 210,934 210,216 +0.34% 77.09 km2
29.76 sq mi
2,736/km2
7,090/sq mi
51°29′48″N 06°52′14″E / 51.49667°N 6.87056°E / 51.49667; 6.87056 (36 Oberhausen)
37 Erfurt Thuringia 210,118 200,868 +4.61% 269.91 km2
104.21 sq mi
778/km2
2,020/sq mi
50°59′0″N 11°2′0″E / 50.98333°N 11.03333°E / 50.98333; 11.03333 (37 Erfurt)
38 Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate 209,779 200,344 +4.71% 97.74 km2
37.74 sq mi
2,146/km2
5,560/sq mi
50°0′N 8°16′E / 50.000°N 8.267°E / 50.000; 8.267 (38 Mainz)
39 Rostock Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 206,011 200,265 +2.87% 181.26 km2
69.98 sq mi
1,137/km2
2,940/sq mi
54°5′0″N 12°8′0″E / 54.08333°N 12.13333°E / 54.08333; 12.13333 (39 Rostock)
40 Kassel Hesse 197,984 190,765 +3.78% 106.78 km2
41.23 sq mi
1,854/km2
4,800/sq mi
51°19′N 9°30′E / 51.317°N 9.500°E / 51.317; 9.500 (40 Kassel)
41 Hagen North Rhine-Westphalia 189,044 187,944 +0.59% 160.45 km2
61.95 sq mi
1,178/km2
3,050/sq mi
51°22′N 7°29′E / 51.367°N 7.483°E / 51.367; 7.483 (41 Hagen)
42 Hamm North Rhine-Westphalia 179,397 176,037 +1.91% 226.43 km2
87.43 sq mi
792/km2
2,050/sq mi
51°41′N 7°49′E / 51.683°N 7.817°E / 51.683; 7.817 (42 Hamm)
43 Saarbrücken Saarland 178,151 175,853 +1.31% 167.09 km2
64.51 sq mi
1,066/km2
2,760/sq mi
49°14′N 7°0′E / 49.233°N 7.000°E / 49.233; 7.000 (43 Saarbrücken)
44 Mülheim an der Ruhr North Rhine-Westphalia 169,278 166,865 +1.45% 91.28 km2
35.24 sq mi
1,854/km2
4,800/sq mi
51°26′N 06°53′E / 51.433°N 6.883°E / 51.433; 6.883 (44 Mülheim)
45 Potsdam Brandenburg 167,745 156,021 +7.51% 188.26 km2
72.69 sq mi
891/km2
2,310/sq mi
52°24′N 13°4′E / 52.400°N 13.067°E / 52.400; 13.067 (45 Potsdam)
46 Ludwigshafen am Rhein Rhineland-Palatinate 164,718 157,584 +4.53% 77.55 km2
29.94 sq mi
2,124/km2
5,500/sq mi
49°28′52″N 8°26′07″E / 49.48111°N 8.43528°E / 49.48111; 8.43528 (46 Ludwigshafen)
47 Oldenburg Lower Saxony 163,830 157,267 +4.17% 102.99 km2
39.76 sq mi
1,591/km2
4,120/sq mi
53°08′38″N 8°12′50″E / 53.14389°N 8.21389°E / 53.14389; 8.21389 (47 Oldenburg)
48 Leverkusen North Rhine-Westphalia 163,487 158,984 +2.83% 78.87 km2
30.45 sq mi
2,073/km2
5,370/sq mi
51°02′N 06°59′E / 51.033°N 6.983°E / 51.033; 6.983 (48 Leverkusen)
49 Osnabrück Lower Saxony 162,403 153,699 +5.66% 119.8 km2
46.3 sq mi
1,356/km2
3,510/sq mi
52°17′N 8°3′E / 52.283°N 8.050°E / 52.283; 8.050 (49 Osnabrück)
50 Solingen North Rhine-Westphalia 158,726 155,265 +2.23% 89.54 km2
34.57 sq mi
1,773/km2
4,590/sq mi
51°10′0″N 07°05′0″E / 51.16667°N 7.08333°E / 51.16667; 7.08333 (50 Solingen)
51 Heidelberg Baden-Württemberg 156,267 146,751 +6.48% 108.84 km2
42.02 sq mi
1,436/km2
3,720/sq mi
49°25′N 08°43′E / 49.417°N 8.717°E / 49.417; 8.717 (51 Heidelberg)
52 Herne North Rhine-Westphalia 155,851 155,160 +0.45% 51.42 km2
19.85 sq mi
3,031/km2
7,850/sq mi
51°33′0″N 07°13′0″E / 51.55000°N 7.21667°E / 51.55000; 7.21667 (52 Herne)
53 Neuss North Rhine-Westphalia 155,414 150,568 +3.22% 99.52 km2
38.42 sq mi
1,562/km2
4,050/sq mi
51°12′N 6°42′E / 51.200°N 6.700°E / 51.200; 6.700 (53 Neuss)
54 Darmstadt Hesse 155,353 143,499 +8.26% 122.09 km2
47.14 sq mi
1,272/km2
3,290/sq mi
49°52′N 8°39′E / 49.867°N 8.650°E / 49.867; 8.650 (54 Darmstadt)
55 Paderborn North Rhine-Westphalia 148,126 142,365 +4.05% 179.59 km2
69.34 sq mi
825/km2
2,140/sq mi
51°43′N 8°46′E / 51.717°N 8.767°E / 51.717; 8.767 (55 Paderborn)
56 Regensburg Bavaria 145,465 135,403 +7.43% 80.7 km2
31.2 sq mi
1,803/km2
4,670/sq mi
49°1′N 12°5′E / 49.017°N 12.083°E / 49.017; 12.083 (56 Regensburg)
57 Ingolstadt Bavaria 132,438 124,927 +6.01% 133.37 km2
51.49 sq mi
993/km2
2,570/sq mi
48°46′N 11°26′E / 48.767°N 11.433°E / 48.767; 11.433 (57 Ingolstadt)
58 Würzburg Bavaria 124,873 124,297 +0.46% 87.63 km2
33.83 sq mi
1,425/km2
3,690/sq mi
49°47′N 9°56′E / 49.783°N 9.933°E / 49.783; 9.933 (58 Würzburg)
59 Fürth Bavaria 124,171 115,613 +7.40% 63.35 km2
24.46 sq mi
1,960/km2
5,100/sq mi
49°28′N 11°0′E / 49.467°N 11.000°E / 49.467; 11.000 (59 Fürth)
60 Wolfsburg Lower Saxony 124,045 119,984 +3.38% 204.09 km2
78.80 sq mi
608/km2
1,570/sq mi
52°25′23″N 10°47′14″E / 52.42306°N 10.78722°E / 52.42306; 10.78722 (60 Wolfsburg)
61 Offenbach am Main Hesse 123,734 113,443 +9.07% 44.89 km2
17.33 sq mi
2,756/km2
7,140/sq mi
50°6′0″N 8°48′0″E / 50.10000°N 8.80000°E / 50.10000; 8.80000 (61 Offenbach am Main)
62 Ulm Baden-Württemberg 122,636 116,761 +5.03% 118.69 km2
45.83 sq mi
1,033/km2
2,680/sq mi
48°24′N 09°59′E / 48.400°N 9.983°E / 48.400; 9.983 (62 Ulm)
63 Heilbronn Baden-Württemberg 122,567 116,059 +5.61% 99.88 km2
38.56 sq mi
1,227/km2
3,180/sq mi
49°9′N 9°13′E / 49.150°N 9.217°E / 49.150; 9.217 (63 Heilbronn)
64 Pforzheim Baden-Württemberg 122,247 114,411 +6.85% 98 km2
38 sq mi
1,247/km2
3,230/sq mi
48°54′7″N 08°43′0″E / 48.90194°N 8.71667°E / 48.90194; 8.71667 (64 Pforzheim)
65 Göttingen Lower Saxony 118,914 115,843 +2.65% 116.89 km2
45.13 sq mi
1,017/km2
2,630/sq mi
51°32′02″N 09°56′08″E / 51.53389°N 9.93556°E / 51.53389; 9.93556 (65 Göttingen)
66 Bottrop North Rhine-Westphalia 117,143 117,311 −0.14% 100.61 km2
38.85 sq mi
1,164/km2
3,010/sq mi
51°31′29″N 06°55′22″E / 51.52472°N 6.92278°E / 51.52472; 6.92278 (66 Bottrop)
67 Trier Rhineland-Palatinate 114,914 105,671 +8.75% 117.13 km2
45.22 sq mi
981/km2
2,540/sq mi
49°45′N 6°38′E / 49.750°N 6.633°E / 49.750; 6.633 (67 Trier)
68 Recklinghausen North Rhine-Westphalia 114,330 115,958 −1.40% 66.5 km2
25.7 sq mi
1,719/km2
4,450/sq mi
51°35′6″N 7°9′43″E / 51.58500°N 7.16194°E / 51.58500; 7.16194 (68 Recklinghausen)
69 Reutlingen Baden-Württemberg 114,310 109,799 +4.11% 87.06 km2
33.61 sq mi
1,313/km2
3,400/sq mi
48°29′N 9°13′E / 48.483°N 9.217°E / 48.483; 9.217 (69 Reutlingen)
70 Bremerhaven Bremen 114,025 108,156 +5.43% 93.66 km2
36.16 sq mi
1,217/km2
3,150/sq mi
53°33′0″N 8°35′0″E / 53.55000°N 8.58333°E / 53.55000; 8.58333 (70 Bremerhaven)
71 Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate 112,586 107,825 +4.42% 105.16 km2
40.60 sq mi
1,071/km2
2,770/sq mi
50°21′35″N 7°35′52″E / 50.35972°N 7.59778°E / 50.35972; 7.59778 (71 Koblenz)
72 Bergisch Gladbach North Rhine-Westphalia 111,366 108,878 +2.29% 83.09 km2
32.08 sq mi
1,340/km2
3,500/sq mi
51°06′N 07°07′E / 51.100°N 7.117°E / 51.100; 7.117 (72 Bergisch Gladbach)
73 Jena Thuringia 109,527 105,739 +3.58% 114.76 km2
44.31 sq mi
954/km2
2,470/sq mi
50°55′38″N 11°35′10″E / 50.92722°N 11.58611°E / 50.92722; 11.58611 (73 Jena)
74 Remscheid North Rhine-Westphalia 109,499 110,708 −1.09% 74.52 km2
28.77 sq mi
1,469/km2
3,800/sq mi
51°11′0″N 07°12′0″E / 51.18333°N 7.20000°E / 51.18333; 7.20000 (74 Remscheid)
75 Erlangen Bavaria 108,336 103,719 +4.45% 76.95 km2
29.71 sq mi
1,408/km2
3,650/sq mi
49°35′N 11°1′E / 49.583°N 11.017°E / 49.583; 11.017 (75 Erlangen)
76 Moers North Rhine-Westphalia 104,529 104,009 +0.50% 67.68 km2
26.13 sq mi
1,544/km2
4,000/sq mi
51°27′33″N 6°37′11″E / 51.45917°N 6.61972°E / 51.45917; 6.61972 (76 Moers)
77 Siegen North Rhine-Westphalia 102,355 99,187 +3.19% 114.69 km2
44.28 sq mi
892/km2
2,310/sq mi
50°53′N 8°1′E / 50.883°N 8.017°E / 50.883; 8.017 (77 Siegen)
78 Hildesheim Lower Saxony 101,667 99,554 +2.12% 92.18 km2
35.59 sq mi
1,103/km2
2,860/sq mi
52°09′N 09°57′E / 52.150°N 9.950°E / 52.150; 9.950 (78 Hildesheim)
79 Salzgitter Lower Saxony 101,079 98,895 +2.21% 223.92 km2
86.46 sq mi
451/km2
1,170/sq mi
52°09′0″N 10°20′0″E / 52.15000°N 10.33333°E / 52.15000; 10.33333 (79 Salzgitter)

Gallery

1. Berlin
1. Berlin 
2. Hamburg
2. Hamburg 
3. Munich
3. Munich 
4. Cologne
4. Cologne 
5. Frankfurt
6. Stuttgart
7. Düsseldorf
8. Dortmund
9. Essen
9. Essen 
10. Leipzig
10. Leipzig 

See also

References

  1. ^ "Großstädte in Baden-Württemberg" (in German). Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
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