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Germany Population and religion percentage

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia and the most populous member state of the European Union. 

According to the German Census as of 30 June 2022, the  Population of Germany in 2022 is 84,079,811 (84 million). As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Germany in 2023 is 83,294,633 (83.3 million or 8.3 Crore ).

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Germany Demographics​

Germany2022 Population
Total Population83,294,633 (83.3 million)
Global Rank19th
Share of World Pop.1.07%
Land Area 348,672 sq. km (134,623 sq. mi) 
Area Rank63
Pop. Density240 per sq. km  (619/ per sq. mi)
Growth Rate– 0.09%
Fertility Rate 1.60
Infant mortality rate 2.1
Median Age 45.7 years
Life Expectancy 81.88 years
Urban Population 76.3 %

Religion in Germany

Christianity is the largest religion in Germany and as per the 2021 survey around 52.7% of the population are Christians. Among Christians Catholics are at 26%, next are the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) (23.7%), Eastern Orthodox (1.9%), and other Christians. 

Non-Christian faiths account for 6%, and the remaining 42% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Other Religions include Islam (3.5%), Alawites (0.8%), Buddhism (0.2%), Judaism (0.1%), Hinduism (0.1%), Yazidi (0.1%), and Other faiths. (0.4%).

Religion Percentage in Germany

Catholic Church – 26%
Evangelical Church – 23.70%
Orthodox Christianity – 1.90%
Other Christians – 1.10%
Non-Christian faiths5.3%
Islam – 3.50%
Alawites – 0.80%
Buddhism – 0.20%
Judaism – 0.10%
Hinduism – 0.10%
Yazidi – 0.10%
Other religions – 0.40%
Unaffiliated 42%

Source: https://fowid.de/

Top Cities in Germany by Population
4CologneNorth Rhine-Westphalia10,85,664
7DüsseldorfNorth Rhine-Westphalia6,19,294
9DortmundNorth Rhine-Westphalia5,87,010
10EssenNorth Rhine-Westphalia5,83,109
11BremenBremen (state)5,69,352
13HannoverLower Saxony5,38,068
15DuisburgNorth Rhine-Westphalia4,98,590
16BochumNorth Rhine-Westphalia3,64,628
17WuppertalNorth Rhine-Westphalia3,54,382
18BielefeldNorth Rhine-Westphalia3,33,786
19BonnNorth Rhine-Westphalia3,27,258
20MünsterNorth Rhine-Westphalia3,14,319

Source: Statistical offices in Germany 2018

Source World Population Prospects 2019 and German Census Statistics  

*Fertility rate, the average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age

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