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German federated state of Baden-Württemberg: characteristics, population, photos, major cities, climate, map and much more

On this page you will find interesting information, statistics about Baden-Württemberg: major cities and the capital of the federated state, population, map, climate and weather, flag, coat of arms, photos of sightseeing attractions, ZIP code, phone codes and much more.


§ Brief overview of the Baden-Württemberg federated state

Baden-Württemberg is located in the very south of Germany and it is a warm and sunny part of Germany. This land is bordered by France and Switzerland. In the southern part of the federated state there is a very large lake - Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee). In the north-east of the state, vines are grown on the hills. In the eastern part of Baden-Württemberg there is the Black Forest (in German: Schwarzwald) – a forested mountain range, covered mainly with coniferous or beech trees; the highest mountain in this massif is called Feldberg (in German: Feldberg), it reaches a height of 1493 meters. Badeners and Swabians live on the territory of the state, most people speak the Swabian dialect of the German language here.

Economy and industry

Baden-Württemberg is a favorite vacation spot, many tourists visit this federated state every year. For this reason, most people work here in the tourism industry. Around Stuttgart, the capital of the state, there are many factories of large companies operating in the field of engineering and software. Firms such as Audi, Daimler, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have factories or headquarters here. Thus, this region of Germany is very rich and people earn much more than in many other German federated states. Besides mechanical engineering and tourism, industries such as agriculture (fruit and grape growing), as well as nuclear energy production and mass media are of great importance in Baden-Württemberg.

§ Photos of the sightseeing attractions in the Baden-Württemberg federated state

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§ Population of the Baden-Württemberg federated state

The population size in Baden-Württemberg totals 10'951'893 people. Of these, 5'435'665 are men, which is 49.6 % and 5'516'228 are women or 50.4 % of the whole federated state population. The population density of the Baden-Württemberg federated state is 306 people per 1 square kilometer.

Based on the data in Table 1 (see below on the page), the Baden-Württemberg federated state occupies 10 % of the entire territory of Germany, which is home to 13 % of the population of the entire country, they live in 1'101 settlements located on the territory of the said land.

§ Climate and weather in Baden-Württemberg

Like in other parts of the country, Baden-Württemberg has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively warm winters. According to the German Weather Service (aka the German Meteorological Service) (in German: DWD), in 2020 the average annual temperature in Baden-Württemberg was 10.2 degrees Celsius, while in winter the air temperature was on average 3.6 °C, and in summer 18.1 °C. The rainfall in 2020 was 816 l/m2, and the sun shone that year in Baden-Württemberg for 2'050 hours. Click here for more information about the Climate of Germany

§ Capital of the Baden-Württemberg German federated state

The capital of the Baden-Württemberg federated state is the City of Stuttgart, in German Stuttgart or Stuttgart, Landeshauptstadt, with a population of more than 633'000 people.

§ Statistics, essential data about the federated state

Table 1 below presents statistics as to the data for the federated state of Baden-Württemberg, as well as indicators for the whole of Germany for comparison. Besides, from Table 1, you will learn the percentage ratio of the indicator for the federated state to the indicator for the whole of Germany.

Table 1. Statistical data on the Baden-Württemberg federated state as of early 2017.

Descriptor Value as to the federated state and its percentage ratio to the indicator for the whole of Germany Value for the whole of Germany
Name in German Baden-Württemberg - -
Federated state type designation, in German Land - -
Abbreviation (code) of the federated state, in German BW - -
Capital of the federated state Stuttgart
(нем. Stuttgart)
- -
Territory, land area 35'748 km2 10 % 357'578 km2
The federated state population, all people altogether 10'951'893 13 % 82'521'653
The federated state population, men 5'435'665 13 % 40'697'118
The federated state population, women 5'516'228 13 % 41'824'535
Population density, people per km2 306 133 % 231
Number of administrative districts (in Ger .: Bezirk) 4 21 % 19
Number of counties (in Ger.: Kreis) 44 11 % 401
Number of cities of regional subordinance, i.e. district-free cities or urban districts (in Ger.: kreisfreie Städte) 9 8 % 107
Number of the federated state rural districts (in Ger.: Landkreis) 35 12 % 294
Number of municipalities (in Ger.: Gemeinde), i.e. localities or settlements 1'101 10 % 11'042
Number of cities 313 15 % 2060

§ The Baden-Württemberg federated state holidays schedule

Every federated state in Germany has the right to establish holidays, days off from work, which are valid on their territory. On the territory of Baden-Württemberg there are 14 official holidays. A detailed calendar of the Baden-Württemberg federated state public holidays can be found on a dedicated page of our website. The school vacations schedule of the Baden-Württemberg federated state is also established by a decision of the local government distinct from other German federated states.

§ Major cities in the Baden-Württemberg federated state

In the Baden-Württemberg federated state there are 1'101 settlements, of which 313 are cities. Table 2 below contains a list of major, large cities in the said federated state.

Table 2. Major cities in the Baden-Württemberg federated state in English and German.

Nr. Name of the city Name of the city in German Population size, rounded to thousand people
1 Stuttgart
(Capital of the federated state)
Stuttgart 633'000
2 Karlsruhe Karlsruhe 312'000
3 Mannheim Mannheim 308'000
4 Freiburg im Breisgau Freiburg im Breisgau 230'000
5 Heidelberg Heidelberg 161'000
6 Ulm Ulm 126'000
7 Heilbronn Heilbronn 126'000
8 Pforzheim Pforzheim 125'000
9 Reutlingen Reutlingen 116'000
10 Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg 94'000
11 Esslingen am Neckar Esslingen am Neckar 94'000
12 Tübingen Tübingen 90'000
13 Villingen-Schwenningen Villingen-Schwenningen 85'000
14 Konstanz Konstanz 85'000
15 Aalen Aalen 68'000
16 Sindelfingen Sindelfingen 65'000
17 Schwäbisch Gmünd Schwäbisch Gmünd 61'000
18 Friedrichshafen Friedrichshafen 61'000
19 Offenburg Offenburg 60'000
20 Göppingen Göppingen 58'000

§ Flag and coat of arms of the Baden-Württemberg federated state

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Flag and coat of arms of the Baden-Württemberg

§ Baden-Württemberg on a map of Germany

In the picture below, you can see the location of the federated state and its capital on a map of Germany. Map of all the federated states of Germany and their capitals.

Baden-Württemberg on a map of Germany


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