According to the first population census made in 2015 after the merger of Germany, the German population is 82,175,700. Germany is the 16th most populous country in the world. You can see Germany Population by States on the below map. Interestingly, according to research, people in Germany who do not have a religious belief have a lower fertility rate than those who have a Christian religion.
According to The United Nations Population Fund, Germany is the country that receives the most immigrants after America. The immigrant population of the country is more than 16 million. Furthermore, the western region of the country and Berlin are home to 96.1% of the total immigrant population. A majority of the immigrant population of the country constitutes the Turkish population. Since the 1960s, the country of Germany accept immigrants, most from Turkey after taking maximum migration from southern and eastern Europe.
Now that we have a general knowledge of the country, let’s examine the 3 states a bit closer to the highest population.
Population by States
Germany’s most populous state is Nordrhein-Westfalen with a population of 17,865,516. The state’s largest city is Cologne and its capital is Düsseldorf. The four largest cities in Germany – Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen – are located here. Nordrhein-Westfalen is also Germany’s fourth largest state. It covers 34,085 km squares land area in total. In addition to these, Duesseldorf’s Koenigsallee (Koe), known as Germany’s largest shopping mall, is located here. Nordrhein-Westfalen hosts 6 major airports. These airports; Dortmund (DTM), Duesseldorf International (DUS), Cologne / Bonn (CGN), Muenster / Osnabruck (FMO), Paderborn / Lippstadt (PAD), and Weeze (NRN).
Bavaria, also known as Bayern, is Germany’s second most populous state. According to the population census made in 2015, the population is 12,843,514. Bavaria is also the state with the largest territory of Germany with an area of 70,550 square kilometers. The capital of the state, Munich, is also Germany’s third largest city. Furthermore, the Bayern region makes people feel privileged because they live here. The region has its own cultural characteristics. 52% of the people of the region have Catholic religion. Furthermore, Bavaria hosts thousands of tourists each year with the Oktoberfest held in late September. Also, the Neuschwanstein castle in the Bayern region is one of the province’s biggest tourist attractions.
The third most populous state of the country is Baden-Württemberg, with a population of 10,879,618. It is the capital of the state and the biggest city is Stuttgart. The three largest immigrant communities in the state are Turkish, Italian and Roman. Also, the populations of these communities, respectively; 262,094, 178,068 and 102,070. Cannstatter Wasen, the world’s second largest beer festival after Oktober fest, is held in Stuttgart in the autumn. Furthermore, this festival is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions.
You can reach the 2015 populations of the other German states in the table below. Click here for more information about other states.