Number of foreigners in German federal states 2018

Number of foreigners in German federal states in 2018

by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited May 14, 2019
Number of foreigners in German federal states 2018 This statistic shows the number of foreigners in Germany according to the Central Register of Foreign Nationals in 2018, by state. In 2018, North-Rhine-Westphalia had the most foreign nationals at 2.65 million, followed by Bavaria with 1.86 million and Baden-Württemberg with 1.78 million. Foreigners are those who are not German based on Article 116 Paragraph 1 of the German constitution. These include stateless persons and those with unclear citizenship as well as the population group with a migration background. Individuals with a migration background can either have immigrated into Germany or been born in the country to at least one parent who was born a foreigner.
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Number of foreigners in German federal states in 2018

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Number of foreigners
North Rhine-Westphalia2,648,645
Bavaria1,858,425
Baden-Württemberg 1,777,350
Hesse1,090,460
Lower Saxony813,080
Berlin 795,390
Rhineland-Palatinate481,495
Hamburg 310,540
Schleswig-Holstein 254,195
Saxony207,515
Bremen 131,365
Brandenburg 124,340
Saarland 123,265
Saxony-Anhalt113,365
Thuringia108,785
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania77,245
Number of foreigners
North Rhine-Westphalia2,648,645
Bavaria1,858,425
Baden-Württemberg 1,777,350
Hesse1,090,460
Lower Saxony813,080
Berlin 795,390
Rhineland-Palatinate481,495
Hamburg 310,540
Schleswig-Holstein 254,195
Saxony207,515
Bremen 131,365
Brandenburg 124,340
Saarland 123,265
Saxony-Anhalt113,365
Thuringia108,785
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania77,245
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by Evgeniya Koptyug, last edited May 14, 2019
This statistic shows the number of foreigners in Germany according to the Central Register of Foreign Nationals in 2018, by state. In 2018, North-Rhine-Westphalia had the most foreign nationals at 2.65 million, followed by Bavaria with 1.86 million and Baden-Württemberg with 1.78 million. Foreigners are those who are not German based on Article 116 Paragraph 1 of the German constitution. These include stateless persons and those with unclear citizenship as well as the population group with a migration background. Individuals with a migration background can either have immigrated into Germany or been born in the country to at least one parent who was born a foreigner.
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