Boroughs of Berlin

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Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city).

Effective January 1, 2001, the Berlin borough reform reduced the number of Berlin's boroughs from 23 to 12 in order to cut down administration costs. This was achieved by combining several of the old boroughs.

In detail, the old and the new boroughs relate as follows:

  New borough name Old borough names Area in km² Population
I Mitte Mitte, Tiergarten, Wedding 39.74 320,420
II Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg 20.16 256,419
III Pankow Prenzlauer Berg, Weißensee, Pankow 103.07 348,412
IV Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf 64.72 315,054
V Spandau Spandau (unchanged) 91.91 225,856
VI Steglitz-Zehlendorf Steglitz, Zehlendorf 102.50 288,285
VII Tempelhof-Schöneberg Tempelhof, Schöneberg 53.09 335,171
VIII Neukölln Neukölln (unchanged) 44.93 306,214
IX Treptow-Köpenick Treptow, Köpenick 168.43 233,923
X Marzahn-Hellersdorf Marzahn, Hellersdorf 61.74 252,602
XI Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Hohenschönhausen 52.29 258,455
XII Reinickendorf Reinickendorf (unchanged) 89.45 246,118

(all data as of March 2004)

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