Only two women: This is the smallest community in Germany

In no other German municipality do fewer people live together than in Dierfeld in the Vulkaneifel.

Only two women: This is the smallest community in Germany

In no other German municipality do fewer people live together than in Dierfeld in the Vulkaneifel. Two northern German municipalities bring it to a double-digit population - and are therefore too large for the top spot.

With just nine residents, Dierfeld in Rhineland-Palatinate is the smallest municipality in Germany. Seven men and two women lived there at the end of 2021, according to the Federal Statistical Office. With an area of ​​1.55 square kilometers, the population density of Dierfeld in the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich in the Vulkaneifel was less than 6 people per square kilometer. In 2005 there were only seven people in Dierfeld.

The farm and land of the Hofgut Dierfeld, which "are also the smallest municipality in Germany with its own municipal council, are in the third generation of private ownership by the Greve-Dierfeld family," according to the municipality's website. The mayor of the debt-free community is Roderich von Greve-Dierfeld. "The family-owned business of the landowners sells ornamental greenery throughout Germany, especially during the Christmas season, and is also active in gardening and landscaping as well as the extraction of firewood."

At the end of 2021, the second smallest municipality was Wiedenborstel in the district of Steinburg in Schleswig-Holstein with eleven inhabitants. It was followed by the municipality of Gröde on the Hallig of the same name in the district of North Friesland (Schleswig-Holstein) with twelve residents.

The most populous city in Germany is Berlin, where 3,677,472 million people were registered at the end of last year, followed by Hamburg with 1,853,935 inhabitants. In terms of population density, Munich is ahead: 4,788 people live per square kilometer in the Bavarian capital. Behind it is Ottobrunn in the Munich area with 4153 inhabitants per square kilometer.

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