Metropolitan Regions in Germany

Metropolitan Regions in Germany

The Metropolitan Regions in Germany are the largest and most densely populated areas in the Federal Republic of Germany. They comprise the major German cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas and form the political, commercial and cultural centers of the country.

The importance of the regions is showing the general sharing of tasks in Germany. Important regions are:

* Berlin, due to its political importance

* Frankfurt am Main, due to its importance in the financial economy and in human transport

* München, due to its importance in technology and science

* Köln/Rhine-Ruhr, due to its population and industry

* Hamburg, due to its importance in commodity transport

* Stuttgart, due to its importance in heavy manufacturing


Regional planning has a long history in the Federal Republic. The eleven Metropolitan Regions in Germany were organized into political units for planning purposes.

Metropolitan Regions

* 1: Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region
* 2: Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region
* 3: Frankfurt Rhine Main Area
* 4: Hamburg Metropolitan Region
* 5: Hanover-Brunswick-Göttingen Metropolitan Region
* 6: Munich Metropolitan Region
* 7: Nürnberg Metropolitan Region
* 8: Rhein-Neckar / Mannheim-Ludwigshafen Metropolitan Region
* 9: Metropolitan Region Rhein-Ruhr (also covers the Ruhr Area)
*10: Metropolitan Region Saxon Triangle
*11: Stuttgart Metropolitan Region

See also

* Largest European metropolitan areas
* Largest urban areas of the European Union
* Demographics of Germany

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