Federal Statistical Office of Germany

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Building of the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden
Federal Statistical Office
Statistisches Bundesamt
Logo Destatis.svg
Agency overview
Formed 3 July 1953
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, D-65189 Wiesbaden
50°04′16″N 8°15′08″E / 50.07111°N 8.25222°E / 50.07111; 8.25222
Employees 2780
Minister responsible Thomas de Maizière, German Interior Minister
Agency executive Roderich Egeler, Bureau president
Parent agency Federal Ministry of the Interior
Website www.destatis.de

The Federal Statistical Office (German: Statistisches Bundesamt, shortly Destatis) is a federal authority of Germany. It reports to the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The Office is responsible for collecting, processing, presenting and analysing statistical information concerning the topics economy, society and environment. The purpose is providing objective, independent and highly qualitative statistical information for the whole public. About 2780 staff members are employed in the departments in Wiesbaden, Bonn and Berlin.

The department in Wiesbaden is the main office and runs the largest library specialised in statistical literature in Germany. It is also the Office of the President who is also by tradition, but not by virtue of the office, the Federal Returning Officer. In this position he or she is the supervisor of the elections of the German Parliament ("Bundestag") and of the European Parliament.

The Berlin Information Point is the service centre of the Federal Office in the German capital and provides information and advisory services for the German Government, other federal authorities, embassies, industry and public, associations and all those who are interested in official statistics in Berlin and Brandenburg.

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