Afghans in Germany
|Regions with significant populations|
|Hamburg, Northrhine-Westphalia (Essen), Hessen (Frankfurt), Bayern (Munich), Lower Saxony (Hanover)|
|Sunni Islam Hinduism|
In 2009, the German government estatimated the number of people of Afghan descent residing in Germany at 126,334. Of those, 49,081 were only holding an Afghan passport, while 77,253 were holding a German passport.
The Afghan community in Germany is heterogeneous with various political views, as they are in Afghanistan (see Demography of Afghanistan). Though with the NATO involvement in Afghanistan, the community has come closer together due to shared hopes and worries; however, there are relatively few representative associations or organizations.
The community is currently undergoing rapid expansion due to the European migrant crisis.
- Feldmann et al. 2007, p. 517
- Feldmann et al. 2007, p. 518
- Bundesamt für Flüchtlinge und Migration, Dr. habil. Sonja Haug Stephanie Müssig, M.A. Dr. Anja Stichs (Hrsg): Muslimisches Leben in Deutschland, 2009: page 76, chart 5
- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - Afghanistan