Capital of Germany attracts more and more people from all over the globe.
And find out also why tourists like the capital of Germany. The Berlin-Germany-Fanclub is dedicated to different aspects of the city. It is full of information about the most important historic and modern Berlin.
Hereby we apply statistic approach and some comments to figures which are referred to. We just wanted to keep you interested and find out some interesting facts about the most attractive city.
We should mention that German statistics website describing our city in a very professional way could be of interest to you.
Figures without some explanations of insiders could become boring even for such figure oriented and scientific humans as our readers... probably could be...
Some Facts of the capital of Germany:
Berlin Town Hall- North Latitude: 52° 31` 12``
East Longitude: 13° 24` 36``
6 minutes and 22 seconds behind Central European Time (CET)
Greatest expanse (east-west) 45 km
Greatest expanse (north-south) 38 km.
Taking into account traffic in the city and the size, some drivers prefer to drive from some points of the city to another going outside of Berlin, to the Berlin ring-Berlin highway. And that makes things faster.
Business/industry 0.7 %
Recreational areas 11.4 %
Agriculture 4.7 %
Woodland 18.1 %
Water 6.7 %
Other areas 1.9%
From the point of the territory Berlin is huge. Sometimes people think that they already left Berlin but they just entered a forest which can be still in the city, dividing one district from the other.
There are many lakes and rivers in the city which make the capital of Germany more attractive and beautiful. It is not only green as you can see from the data of "woodland 18.1%" but also rich with water resources.
In the city you can find foxes, hares, raccoons, hedgehogs and many other pleasant wild Berliners living in forests but from time to time visiting other Berliners living in dwellings. It looks like they feel good in Berlin otherwise what they would look for...
You can also see that industry plays not that great role in Berlin. Even if some factories and plants still continue to produce working places for Berliners.
A lot of parks with perfectly cared flora you can find in every district of the capital of Germany. Very beautiful decorative plants you can find in Berlin as well.
Male population 1,745,706 06/2008
Female population 1,670,549 06/2008
Foreign nationals 477,000=14,1% 06/2008
Naturalizations 7,710 12/2007
Average monthly income 1,475 Euros 07/2008
Marriages 11, 511 12/2007
Births 31,174 12/2007
Unemployment 262,042= 15,5% 06/2008
You can see that population in Berlin is not that great as in China, for instance, or some other great capitals of the world as Moscow, or even London but surprisingly Berlin is within the first lines of mostly populated capitals of Europe after London.It should also be emphasized that Berlin continues to grow as many young and not very young Germans from other ares of Germany come to work in Berlin as well as foreign part of the population also continues to grow.
You can see that male population is a bit exceeding female population but you should not be envious thinking that every Berlin woman can have male partner and have a good family with kids and dogs and other pets.
In reality many Berliners are single, too many to think that it is ok.
Stressful life with a lot of competition probably eats the energy of Berliners that they finally do not have enough of it to spend to other energy consuming relationships.In other words they are not afraid to be alone in the time of being old and helpless.
May be it is thanks to a very strongly developed old people care system. On the other hand they still marry but not all make a great event of the marriage. The tendency is that they marry the same quiet as they divorce.
Divorce is very expensive and long lasting in Germany. May be that is the reason why people do not want outstanding celebrations. And some do want to marry at all.
Unemployment rate is too high still. As you see 15,5%. It is fluctuating but the general trend is that it is still high and one of the highest in Germany.
Unemployed population of Berlin can have social assistance as any German citizen which majority accepts. It covers all expenses normal people can have for a decent life but not more. There are many people who can live years with such social assistance.
The gap between the poorest and rich Berliners is not that visible as in some other countries but it exists and all know about it.
Total length of subway, suburban rail, streetcar, and bus lines 2,368. km 12/2007
Trips taken on subway, suburban rail, streetcar, and bus lines 1,397.5 Mio. 12/2007
Public transport is very good developed and is the reason to be proud for Berliners. They can be very pleased to compare it with other capitals.
Read more about it on our special page dedicated to Berlin transport.
You can see that even having a great public transport, Berliners still like to have a car or a bike and even both.
It is normal that families can have more than one vehicle. And you will be also surprised to see a lot of bicycles in the city. It is very much loved transport means. You can see that there are special roads for bicycles around the city. And old people along with very little ones ride their bicycles regardless unfavorable weather conditions which sometimes happen.
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As we already mentioned Berlin is a green city. And having a lot of trees everywhere including along roads is also a part of local specialty.
Dogs you can see everywhere in Berlin. It is a place where you can find a lot of really happy dogs. Why are they happy? The reason is very simple-they are loved and cared about.
You will not find here any homeless dog or cat. If they disappear, it is easier nowadays to find them again due to a special chip they have in their bodies. Some people prefer to have a pet, mainly dogs as the only close friend or family member.
The only problem with the dogs is that not every loving master is ready to care about excrements of their beloved dogs. That is why Berlin is not the most clean city- you can find a lot excrements of dogs in the city. May be guests can be shocked but Berliners got used. The capital of Germany is very much surprising sometimes.
Community gardens or garden colonies. Or Klein Garten. It is a very special thing of Berlin . Such Garden plots you can find everywhere inside and outside the city.
You will be surprised to see that Germans love to care about their garden plots and make really beautiful corners where they can relax after stressful weeks and days.
In some of such plots it is allowed to stay overnight and have some freedom with doing things on the plot.
But majority of plots which are called Klein Garten are very much regulated and having a lot of things, which one could think are natural are not allowed- for instance, to stay overnight in your little lovely house or to have plants which you want and to have green fence cut the way you want it.
Playgrounds you can see almost everywhere in the capital of Germany. Children can play and have great time not only close to the home but also in public areas and parks.
Berlin is famous for having very good hospitals and generally good medicine. But of course, there is no paradise even here. Many people from all over the globe believe that Berlin is very good for health sphere and entrust their most treasure-health and life coming for treatments or surgeries. One of the most famous hospitals is Charite.
Doctors 6, 961 12/2007 This amount is not that high for the population ranging to three and almost a half million people. It means that visiting a doctor is not an easy thing. All should be done with preliminary appointments with doctors office.
Dentists 3,162 12/2007 With dentists is the same story. Too less and to find the right one suitable for you and even your family members is not that easy. But when you find you can feel happy as this relationship might last years.
Well, now you have a general idea what Berlin is like in figures and short descriptions.
To go into details and to describe all will take us time but we are on the way as it is our specialization to be your guide in Berlin and explain some little and not only things about this city of controversy and interesting ideas.
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