What are some regional differences between Germans

Regional differences in Germany

Statista DossierPlus on regional differences in East and West Germany

30 years after the fall of the wall - how high is that much-cited East-West divide really and where are there exceptions? The project of German unity was and is a mammoth task. Historically it is of little comparability. Without a doubt, the project has been successful at times: "Blooming Landscapes"that the then Chancellor Helmut Kohl promised to the people in the East were created over a wide area. But even after three decades there are still major differences between East and West Germany. The rapid decline of the East German economy, the associated unemployment and the emigration of millions of people after the fall of the Wall left economic and political marks. Last but not least, these are visible today in the different election results in East and West.

Digitization, demographic change, migration and climate change are the major political and social challenges of our time. They call for future-oriented solutions that are particularly challenging structurally weak regions are designed. Far from all of these are in East Germany: There are also sometimes alarming differences between urban and rural regions.

The Statista DossierPlus examines the living conditions in East and West Germany on the basis of statistics and graphics and takes a look at the differences in the following areas:

  • population
  • economy and politics
  • work and job
  • Education and Social
  • Transport and digital infrastructure
  • health
  • Language: German
  • Released: 2019
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