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Stuttgart Region

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Stuttgart Region

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Stuttgart Region (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is a metropolitan area in Germany and consists of the city of Stuttgart and the surrounding districts of Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Böblingen, Rems-Murr and Göppingen (each 10–20 km from Stuttgart city center). About 2.7 million inhabitants live in that area (3,700 km²). In fact, with 708 people per square kilometre, the Stuttgart Region (German: Region Stuttgart) is one of the most densely populated areas in Germany. Stuttgart Region is governed by a directly elected parliament.

Situated at the heart of patent applications.


  • Economic significance, transportation 1
  • Administrative District of Stuttgart 2
  • Stuttgart Metropolitan Area 3
  • Maps 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Economic significance, transportation

View of Stuttgart

The Gross Domestic Product for Stuttgart Region was recorded at about 35,000 per capita and about 64,000 per employed person. The unemployment rate is 4.8 per cent. Stuttgart Region is one of Europe's economic centres. This is due not only to the influence of international companies, such as Daimler, Porsche, Robert Bosch, Celesio, Hewlett-Packard and IBM (all of whom have their world or German headquarters here), but also to the influence of medium-sized enterprises such as Behr, Kärcher, Märklin, Stihl, Festo, and Trumpf. In total, approximately 150,000 companies are located in the Stuttgart Region. 24 per cent of employees in the Stuttgart Region work in the high-tech sector – a European record.

The Verband Region Stuttgart as a political entity[1] is responsible for regional transportation planning and for the basic network of public transport in Stuttgart Region.

Administrative District of Stuttgart

Stuttgart Region shouldn't be confused with the Administrative District of Stuttgart.

The German state of Baden-Württemberg is sub-divided into four districts:

Stuttgart Region is part of the "Administrative District of Stuttgart" (Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, 4 million inhabitants, 11,000 km²).

Stuttgart Metropolitan Area

The Stuttgart Metropolitan Area (pop. 5.3 million), according to the definition of the European Union, is neither identical with the "inner" Stuttgart Region nor with the Administrative District of Stuttgart.

The Stuttgart Metropolitan Area consists i.a. of the following larger cities (approx. 50 km from Stuttgart City Center):

  • Stuttgart Region, 2.7 million inhabitants
  • Heilbronn, 120,000 inhabitants, Administrative District of Stuttgart
  • Schwäbisch Gmünd, 65,000 inhabitants, Administrative District of Stuttgart
  • Tübingen, 85,000 inhabitants, Administrative District of Tübingen
  • Reutlingen, 115,000 inhabitants, Administrative District of Tübingen
  • Pforzheim, 115,000 inhabitants, Administrative District of Karlsruhe

and their surrounding counties.


Stuttgart Region Administrative District of Stuttgart
map of Baden-Württemberg
Left: Stuttgart Region - Right: Stuttgart Administrative District

External links

  • Competence Centers Stuttgart Region
  • Portal Region Stuttgart
  • Push! Stuttgart Region


  1. ^ “Verband Region Stuttgart is the political entity for the Stuttgart Region.”

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