Croats in Germany

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Croatians in Germany
Kroaten in Deutschland
Total population
(297,875 to 350,000+[1][2])
Regions with significant populations
Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Cologne, Hanover, Bremen, Dortmund, Essen, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Gelsenkirchen, Offenbach, Leipzig
Languages
Croatian, German
Religion
Majority Roman Catholics
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Croats in Germany (German: Kroaten in Deutschland; Croatian: Hrvati u Njemačkoj) refers to persons living in Germany who have total or partial Croatian ancestry. They form the 6th largest ethnic minority in Germany.[3] In 2014, there were 270,528 Croats holding Croatian citizenship and living in Germany. Croatia's State Office for the Croats Abroad, Croatian embassy in Berlin and Croatian Catholic Missions estimated that there are more than 350,000 Croats and their descendants living in Germany.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the German Federal Statistical Office of Wiesbaden in 2007, there were 225,309 Croatian citizens living in Germany.[4] According to data from church institutions there are about 310,000 to 350,000 Croatians living in Germany.

Numbers of Croats[edit]

In Germany per year[edit]

  • 2014: 270,558[3]
  • 2013: -
  • 2012: -
  • 2011: -
  • 2010: -
  • 2009: -
  • 2008: -
  • 2007: -
  • 2006: 227,510
  • 2005: 228,926
  • 2004: 229,172
  • 2003: 236,570
  • 2002: 230,987
  • 2001: 223,819
  • 1994: 176,251
  • 1993: 153,146

Per federal state[edit]

In year 2014[5]

Number of Croats per German federal state
# Federal state People
1. Baden-Württemberg 82,092
2. Bayern 64,163
3. Berlin 9,692
4. Brandenburg 471
5. Bremen 1,167
6. Hamburg 5,668
7. Hessen 38,322
8. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 260
9. Niedersachsen 7,429
10. Nordrhein-Westfalen 41,043
11. Rheinland-Pfalz 8,668
12. Saarland 1,005
13. Sachsen 614
14. Sachsen-Anhalt 435
15. Schleswig-Hollstein 2,129
16. Thüringen 189

Cities[edit]

In year 2005

Number of Croats in larger cities
City People
München 24,866
Stuttgart 13,386
Frankfurt am Main 12,408
Berlin 11,517
Mannheim 6,555
Hamburg 4,585
Düsseldorf ¹ 3,550
Nürnberg 3,392
Hannover ³ 3,102
Köln 2,854
Karlsruhe 2,423
Augsburg ³ 2,237
Offenbach am Main 1,999
Essen ² 1,944
Pforzheim ¹ 1,481
Wiesbaden 1,263
Ulm 1,107
Darmstadt ¹ 751
Heidelberg 326

¹31. December 2004, ²30. June 2006, ³31. December 2007

Among the German cities Stuttgart and Pforzheim had the highest share of Croats in 2011 according to German Census data. [6]

Art and culture[edit]

Notable Croatian artists in Germany:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fer Projekt, Put Murvice 14, Zadar, Hrvatska, +385 98 212 96 00, www.fer-projekt.com. "Hrvatsko iseljeništvo u Njemačkoj". Hrvatiizvanrh.hr. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  2. ^ Hanza Media (2016-09-16). "Rekordan broj građana stranog porijekla u Njemačkoj, što se odnosi i na državljane RH -Jutarnji List". Jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ German Federal Statistical Office, http://www.destatis.de/
  5. ^ "Federal Statistical Office Germany - GENESIS-Online". Genesis.destatis.de. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Kartenseite: Kroaten in Deutschland - Landkreise". kartenseite.wordpress.com. 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 

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