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Almost 37 million people live in
Germany’s 300 largest cities
Towns and cities ranked 1 to 100

Germany is a country of thousands of medium-sized towns and cities. Only three cities, Berlin, Hamburg and München (Munich), are Millionenstädte - cities with a population of more than one million. Another nine German cities have a population of more than 500,000 people.

According to the Deutscher Städtetag (German Associations of Towns and Cities) some 51 million people – the equivalent of 63 per cent of Germany’s total population - live in the country’s 5,700 towns and cities. The population of Germany’s 300 largest cities amounts to almost 37 million or 45 per cent of all people living in the country.

The data for the City Mayors tables of Germany’s 300 largest cities was collected from a number of sources. Urs Enke acted as research consultant.

Largest German cities
German cities ranked 1 to 100 | German cities ranked 101 to 200 | German cities ranked 201 to 300 |

Rank
City
State
Population
1
Berlin Berlin
3,275,000
2
Hamburg Hamburg
1,686,100
3
München Bavaria
1,185,400
4
Köln Northrhine-Westfalia
965,300
5
Frankfurt Hessen
648,000
6
Essen Northrhine-Westfalia
588,800
7
Dortmund Northrhine-Westfalia
587,600
8
Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg
581,100
9
Düsseldorf Northrhine-Westfalia
568,900
10
Bremen Bremen
527,900
11
Hannover Lower Saxony
516,300
12
Duisburg Northrhine-Westfalia
513,400
13
Nürnberg Bavaria
486,700
14
Leipzig Saxony
486,100
15
Dresden Saxony
473,300
16
Bochum Northrhine-Westfalia
388,100
17
Wuppertal Northrhine-Westfalia
365,400
18
Bielefeld Northrhine-Westfalia
320,900
19
Bonn Northrhine-Westfalia
307,500
20
Mannheim Baden-Württemberg
306,100
21
Karlsruhe Baden-Württemberg
279,600
22
Gelsenkirchen Northrhine-Westfalia
276,200
23
Wiesbaden Hessen
269,200
24
Münster Northrhine-Westfalia
265,900
25
Mönchengladbach Northrhine-Westfalia
264,400
26
Chemnitz Saxony
255,600
27
Augsburg Bavaria
253,800
28
Braunschweig Lower Saxony
243,700
29
Aachen Northrhine-Westfalia
241,300
30
Krefeld Northrhine-Westfalia
238,000
31
Halle Saxony-Anhalt
237,400
32
Kiel Schleswig-Holstein
229,900
33
Magdeburg Saxony-Anhalt
224,100
34
Oberhausen Northrhine-Westfalia
221,700
35
Lübeck Schleswig-Holstein
213,400
36
Freiburg Baden-Württemberg
206,300
37
Hagen Northrhine-Westfalia
201,700
38
Erfurt Thuringia
195,000
39
Kassel Hessen
193,500
40
Rostock Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
192,100
41
Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate
186,700
42
Hamm Northrhine-Westfalia
180,300
43
Saarbrücken Saarland
180,000
44
Herne Northrhine-Westfalia
174,200
45
Mülheim Northrhine-Westfalia
173,000
46
Solingen Northrhine-Westfalia
164,500
47
Osnabrück Lower Saxony
164,000
48
Ludwigshafen Rhineland-Palatinate
162,000
49
Leverkusen Northrhine-Westfalia
161,700
50
Oldenburg Lower Saxony
157,600
51
Neuss Northrhine-Westfalia
150,400
52
Paderborn Northrhine-Westfalia
141,200
53
Heidelberg Baden-Württemberg
139,700
54
Darmstadt Hessen
137,800
55
Potsdam Brandenburg
128,700
56
Würzburg Bavaria
127,200
57
Göttingen Lower Saxony
127,100
58
Regensburg Bavaria
125,400
59
Recklinghausen Northrhine-Westfalia
124,500
60
Bottrop Northrhine-Westfalia
122,100
61
Wolfsburg Lower Saxony
119,300
62
Heilbronn Baden-Württemberg
118,500
63
Ingolstadt Bavaria
118,000
64
Ulm Baden-Württemberg
117,700
65
Remscheid Northrhine-Westfalia
117,700
66
Pforzheim Baden-Württemberg
117,100
67
Bremerhaven Bremen
116,800
68
Offenbach Hessen
115,500
69
Fürth Bavaria
111,900
70
Reutlingen Baden-Württemberg
111,400
71
Salzgitter Lower Saxony
111,400
72
Siegen Northrhine-Westfalia
108,900
73
Gera Thuringia
108,800
74
Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate
108,800
75
Moers Northrhine-Westfalia
106,600
76
Bergisch Gladbach Northrhine-Westfalia
106,100
77
Cottbus Brandenburg
105,000
78
Hildesheim Lower Saxony
103,700
79
Witten Northrhine-Westfalia
103,400
80
Zwickau Saxony
100,900
81
Erlangen Bavaria
100,100
82
Iserlohn Northrhine-Westfalia
99,800
83
Trier Rhineland-Palatinate
99,100
84
Kaiserslautern Rhineland-Palatinate
98,800
85
Jena Thuringia
97,500
86
Schwerin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
97,400
87
Gütersloh Northrhine-Westfalia
97,100
88
Marl Northrhine-Westfalia
94,500
89
Lünen Northrhine-Westfalia
91,700
90
Esslingen Baden-Württemberg
91,000
91
Velbert Northrhine-Westfalia
90,500
92
Ratingen Northrhine-Westfalia
89,800
93
Düren Northrhine-Westfalia
89,600
94
Ludwigsburg Baden-Württemberg
88,000
95
Wilhelmshaven Lower Saxony
87,800
96
Hanau Hessen
86,400
97
Minden Northrhine-Westfalia
84,400
98
Flensburg Schleswig-Holstein
83,800
99
Dessau Saxony-Anhalt
81,800
100
Villingen-Schwenningen Baden-Württemberg
81,500

German cities ranked 1 to 100 | German cities ranked 101 to 200 | German cities ranked 201 to 300 |


THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS 2010
Introduction
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