In 2022, more than a million foreigners (inclusive expats) lived in each of the five different German federal states.
Two of those five federal states had more than 2 million foreign citizens each and one had more than 3 million.
Foreigners in Germany 2022 by Federal States
In the first place is North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen ili NRW) with 3,139,895 foreigners (inclusive expats), while the second one is Bavaria (Bayern) with its 2,293,085 foreigners.
Number of Foreigners by German Federal States in 2022
Foreigners in Germany are people who do not have German citizenship (Article 116 paragraph 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany).
The number of foreigners (inclusive expats) by federal states in Germany can be found in the table below.
|Place||German Federal State||Number of Foreign Citizens|
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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