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Germany Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 82,250   Population 2000 (UN '000) 82,017
Area (km2) 356,027   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 28
Number of Administrative Units 446   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 184
Number of Urban Extents 607   Number of Settlement Points 1,132

Germany Details

Continent Europe
Country Name Germany
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Lander
Level2 Type Kreise
Number of Units 446
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 184
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 81,486
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 81,769
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 82,250
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 79,433
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 81,661
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 82,017
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 356,027
Average Input Resolution (km) 28
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 1,132
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,415,873
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 6,716
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 47,602
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 607
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 6,079
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 103
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 62,513
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 10,731,503
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,093
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 95,257
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 57,821,291
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 18%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 70%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 88%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 759
Regression-estimated Extents 102
Digital Chart of the World 5
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1995 population from for Kreise from: 2002 pop from ?Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden, 2004.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Boundaries from the Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE) distributed by MEGRIN (now Eurographics [] ) (SABE v1995.2 date of release : 31 Mar 1998)
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Communes with 2,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
(1) In Sachsen, only one of the 5 units that make up Vogtlandkreis in the boundary data has 1995 population. The five units are merged and the the total population of Vogtlandkreis estimated by multiplying the available population five times. (2) In Niedersachsen, the polygons for Hannover City and the surrounding Hannover Region are merged and population added together. (3) In Sachsen, polygons for Dresden City and surrounding Dresden Land are merged and population added together. The 2002 population for Dresden in Sachsen is not available, however, 2000 population is provided by the City Administration of Dresden via their website, (4) In Thueringen, the population of Eisenach added to Wartburgkreis.
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