What is the largest city in Germany

Population of major cities in Germany 2019

Published by Statista Research Department, May 20, 2021
The largest cities in Germany at the end of 2019 were Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. At the time of the survey, the population in Berlin was around 3.67 million. In addition to the three cities mentioned, Cologne is the fourth metropolis in Germany.

What is a city

In Germany, a city is considered to be a settlement with over 2,000 inhabitants. A large city must have at least 100,000 inhabitants. According to this definition, there were 81 large cities in Germany in 2019, and the trend is rising. With 5.11 million inhabitants, the Ruhr area is the region with the most inhabitants in Germany and the fourth largest agglomeration in the European Union (as of 2019).

Which is the largest city in Europe?

Due to the large number of different definitions, delimitations and overlaps, cities can only be compared internationally to a limited extent with regard to the number of inhabitants.
Paris has undoubtedly been the largest city in the EU since 2020 - regardless of the statistical concept used - but by no means in Europe as a whole. The Russian metropolis Moscow is considered to be the largest and most populous city in Europe. Depending on the definition, the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, the metropolis on the Bosporus, with around 15.5 million inhabitants (2020) is called the largest city in Europe.

Population of the largest cities in Germany on December 31, 2019