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Regions in Germany

Germany is made up of 16 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Germany. Information on all primary administrative regions in Germany.

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Primary administrative regions in Germany

There are 16 regions in Germany in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Germany
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Baden-Wuerttemberg Baden-Württemberg Region1.10,744,921Stuttgart Stuttgart589,793
Bavaria Bavaria2.12,510,331Munich Munich1,260,391
Berlin Land Berlin3.3,442,675Berlin Berlin3,426,354
Brandenburg Brandenburg4.2,511,525Potsdam Potsdam145,292
Bremen Bremen5.661,716Bremen Bremen546,501
Hamburg Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg6.1,774,224Hamburg Hamburg1,739,117
Hesse Hessen7.6,061,951Wiesbaden Wiesbaden272,432
Lower Saxony Lower Saxony8.7,928,815Hannover Hannover515,140
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania9.1,651,216Schwerin Schwerin96,641
North Rhine-Westphalia Nordrhein-Westfalen10.17,872,763Duesseldorf Düsseldorf573,057
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinland-Pfalz11.4,012,675Mainz Mainz184,997
Saarland Saarland12.1,022,585Saarbruecken Saarbrücken181,227
Saxony Saxony13.4,168,732Dresden Dresden486,854
Saxony-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt14.2,356,219Magdeburg Magdeburg229,826
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein15.2,832,027Kiel Kiel232,758
Thuringia Thuringia16.2,249,882Erfurt Erfurt203,254