Business, work and life in Germany in English

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

On this page you will find interesting information, statistics about Bremen: 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 Bremen federated state

Bremen is the smallest federated state in Germany, which includes only 2 cities: Bremen and Bremerhaven. Bremen is a world-famous city because of the "Town Musicians of Bremen" fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Bremen and Bremerhaven are ancient historical cities in which sailors and artisans used to live; these cities are ports and are located on the Weser River, which connects these cities with each other.

Ports and warehousing play an important role in the economy of this federated state, millions of containers are annually handled in the city ports; yachts are also produced here. Fish processing enterprises are available there as well.

§ Photos of the sightseeing attractions in the Bremen federated state

To enlarge and view the picture, click on it pressing the mouse button.

§ Population of the Bremen federated state

The population size in Bremen totals 678'753 people. Of these, 335'474 are men, which is 49.4 % and 343'279 are women or 50.6 % of the whole federated state population. The population density of the Bremen federated state is 1'617 people per 1 square kilometer.

Based on the data in Table 1 (see below on the page), the Bremen federated state occupies 0 % of the entire territory of Germany, which is home to 1 % of the population of the entire country, they live in 2 settlements located on the territory of the said land.

§ Climate and weather in Bremen

Like in other parts of the country, Bremen 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 2023 the average annual temperature in Bremen was 10.9 degrees Celsius, while in winter the air temperature was on average 3.8 °C, and in summer 18.1 °C. The rainfall in 2023 was 1'074 l/m2, and the sun shone that year in Bremen for 1'655 hours. Click here for more information about the Climate of Germany

§ Capital of the Bremen German federated state

The capital of the Bremen federated state is the City of Bremen, in German Bremen or Bremen, Stadt, with a population of more than 570'000 people.

§ Statistics, essential data about the federated state

Table 1 below presents statistics as to the data for the federated state of Bremen, 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 Bremen 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 Bremen - -
Federated state type designation, in German Freie Hansestadt - -
Abbreviation (code) of the federated state, in German HB - -
Capital of the federated state Bremen
(нем. Bremen)
- -
Territory, land area 420 km2 0 % 357'578 km2
The federated state population, all people altogether 678'753 1 % 82'521'653
The federated state population, men 335'474 1 % 40'697'118
The federated state population, women 343'279 1 % 41'824'535
Population density, people per km2 1'617 701 % 231
Number of administrative districts (in Ger .: Bezirk) 0 0 % 19
Number of counties (in Ger.: Kreis) 2 0 % 401
Number of cities of regional subordinance, i.e. district-free cities or urban districts (in Ger.: kreisfreie Städte) 2 2 % 107
Number of the federated state rural districts (in Ger.: Landkreis) 0 0 % 294
Number of municipalities (in Ger.: Gemeinde), i.e. localities or settlements 2 0 % 11'042
Number of cities 2 0 % 2060

§ The Bremen 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 Bremen there are 12 official holidays. A detailed calendar of the Bremen federated state public holidays can be found on a dedicated page of our website. The school vacations schedule of the Bremen federated state is also established by a decision of the local government distinct from other German federated states.

§ Major cities in the Bremen federated state

In the Bremen federated state there are 2 settlements, of which 2 are cities. Table 2 below contains a list of major, large cities in the said federated state.

Table 2. Major cities in the Bremen federated state in English and German.

Nr. Name of the city Name of the city in German Population size, rounded to thousand people
1 Bremen
(Capital of the federated state)
Bremen 570'000
2 Bremerhaven Bremerhaven 116'000

§ Flag and coat of arms of the Bremen federated state

In the picture below, you can see the flag or flag / coat of arms of the federated state.

Flag and coat of arms of the Bremen

§ Bremen 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.

Bremen on a map of Germany

Follow us on
Main sections
About us