Population of Germany 1800-2020

Population of Germany from 1800 to 2020

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

1800 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Estimates for the population (in millions) within Germany's historical borders in the given years are as follows:
1816: 22.38
1828: 26.65
1834: 28.24
1840: 30.38
1852: 33.41
1861: 35.57
1864: 37.8
1871: 41.06
1880: 45.23
1890: 49.43
1900: 56.37
1910: 64.93
1925: 63.18
1933: 66.03
1939: 69.46

Estimates for Germany's modern borders between 1800 and 1949 come from gapminder.org, estimates for 1950 to 2020 come from the UN.
Estimates for the German population within its historical borders, relative to the given years (incl. the 1939 and 1946 entries for East and West Germany) come from European Historical Statistics 1750-1975, second edition, by B.R. Mitchell (1981) pp.30.
Estimates for the East and West German populations from 1950 to 1990 come from Destasis (archived).

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