Foreigners and Expats by States 2021

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More than a million foreigners (expats inclusive) lived in each of the four different German federal states in 2021.

Two of those four federal states had more than 2 million foreign citizens each.

Foreigners in Germany 2021 by Federal States

Foreigners in NRW Germany 2021

In the first place is North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen ili NRW) with 2 815 800 foreigners, while the second one is Bavaria (Bayern) with its 2 051 505 foreigners.

Number of Foreigners by German Federal States in 2021

The number of foreigners by each federal state in Germany can be found in the table below.

PlaceGerman Federal StateNumber of Foreign Citizens
1North Rhine-Westphalia
(Nordrhein-Westfalen)
2 815 800
2Bavaria
(Bayern)
2 051 505
3Baden-Württemberg1 885 925
4Hesse
(Hessen)
1 163 800
5Lower Saxony
(Niedersachsen)
895 490
6Berlin848 400
7Rheinland-Palatinate
(Rheinland-Pfalz)
532 230
8Hamburg328 375
9Schleswig-Holstein286 270
10Saxony
(Sachsen)
244 415
11Brandeburg149 540
12Bremen140 330
13Saarland134 350
14Saxony-Anhalt
(Sachsen-Anhalt)
127 670
15Thuringia
(Thüringen)
126 270
16Mecklenburg-Vorpommern87 410
Germany Total11 817 790

Note: Since 2016, based on the German Central Register of Foreign Nationals (Ausländerzentralregister – AZR), statistics on foreigners were rounded up to the nearest multiple of number 5, due to demands for statistical privacy and personal data protection in population statistics publications.

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If you plan to travel to Germany, look in the article Visa for Germany to see do you need a visa.

Here is an Article about the Number of Foreigners in Germany in 2021, based on country of origin.


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