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
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The Am Wall Windmill (Herdentorswallmühle or Mühle am Wall) - a windmill in the city park of Bremen
The Bremer Marktplatz (Bremen Market Square)
The Universum Bremen – a science museum, an interactive science exhibition in Bremen: people, nature, technology
Havenwelten (Harbour Worlds) Bremerhaven – the waterfront of Bremerhaven
The Port of Bremerhaven
The Town Musicians of Bremen – a bronze statue near the City Hall of Bremen
§ 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 2021 the average annual temperature in Bremen was 9.7 degrees Celsius, while in winter the air temperature was on average 2.7 °C, and in summer 18.0 °C. The rainfall in 2021 was 749 l/m2, and the sun shone that year in Bremen for 1'468 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 569'000 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
|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|
(Capital of the federated state)
§ 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.
§ 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.