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Municipalities (Gemeinde) are the lowest level of territorial division in Germany. This may be the fourth level of territorial division in Germany, apart from those states which include Regierungsbezirke (singular: Regierungsbezirk), where municipalities then become the fifth level.

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With over than 3,400,000 inhabitants, the most populated one is the city of Berlin; and the lesser populated is Wiedenborstel (5 inhabitants in 2007), in Schleswig-Holstein.

Municipalities per federal state

List updated at August 1, 2009.

Federal state Municipalities M. with
city status
Average nr. of
inhabitants[1]
Average
surface (km²)[2]
List (Cities, Towns,
Municipalities)
Baden-Württemberg 1,101 312 9,764 32.41 C, T, M
Bavaria 2,056 315 6,090 33.03 C, T, M
Berlin 1 1 3,416,255 891.02 Berlin
Brandenburg 419 112 6,052 70.36 C, T, M
Bremen 2 2 331,541 202.14 Bremen, Bremerhaven
Hamburg 1 1 1,770,629 755.16 Hamburg
Hesse 426 189 14,255 48.80 C, T, M
Lower Saxony 1,022 164 7,800 45.25 C, T, M
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 818 84 2,053 28.34 C, T, M
North Rhine-Westphalia 396 268 45,446 86.08 C, T, M
Rhineland-Palatinate 2,306 123 1,754 8.61 C, T, M
Saarland 52 17 19,935 49.40 C, T, M
Saxony 491 178 8,595 37.51 C, T, M
Saxony-Anhalt 851 118 2,835 24.03 C, T, M
Schleswig-Holstein 1,116 63 2,542 14.07 C, T, M
Thuringia 955 126 2,397 16.93 C, T, M
Germany 12,013 2,073 6,844 29.35 C, T, M

References

  1. ^ Source: Statistisches Bundesamt (as of December 31, 2007)
  2. ^ Source: Statistisches Bundesamt (as of December 31, 2006), for the computation less the municipality-free areas

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