The Greeks community in Germany refers to German residents or citizens of Greek heritage and Greeks who immigrated to Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 453,000 people living in Germany in 2019 had full or partial Greek ancestry. 363,650 of these were Greek citizens (including those with dual citizenship).
|2016, Greek Ethnic Origin 443,000|
2016, Greek Citizens 348,475
2016, Born in Greece 274,060
2016, Born in Germany 74,415
|Regions with significant populations|
|Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Bielefeld|
|Predominantly Greek Orthodox Church|
The first Greek schools were created because of the number of Greeks immigrating over to Germany. Since the first Greek school built in 1960 and up until 1990, over 1 million Greeks had immigrated to Germany. About 800,000 of those Greeks had after either a long-term or a short term stay had gone back to Greece. Nowadays, every fifth of an estimated 47,000 students of Greek origin attends one of 35 Greek schools in Germany.
The first Greeks came during the time of the Roman Empire to Central Europe. Among the major German cities Offenbach am Main and Stuttgart had the highest share of Greek migrants in 2011 according to German Census data.  Munich was home to the largest Greek community in Germany. According to the same census, there are also large Greek diaspora communities in Nordrhein-Westfalen, especially in Düsseldorf and Bielefeld.
Muslims from GreeceEdit
There are some members of the Muslim minority of Greece among the some 350,000 Greeks living in Germany who are ethnic Turks or who espouse a Turkish identity. The majority of Turks immigrated from Western Thrace. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Thracian tobacco industry was affected by a severe crisis and many tobacco growers lost their income. This resulted in many Muslims leaving their homes and immigrating to Germany with estimates suggesting that today there are now between 12,000 and 25,000 residing in Germany.
- Theophano (960-991) - Empress of Holy Roman Empire, Wife of Otto II.
- John Argyris (1913-2004) - was among the creators of the Finite Element Method (FEM)
- Daniela Amavia - actress and model
- Adam Bousdoukos- from Soul Kitchen
- Constantin Carathéodory - mathematician
- Miltiades Caridis - conductor
- Costa Cordalis - singer/songwriter
- Giorgos Donis - footballer
- Margaritis Dimitsas (1830-1903) - geographer
- Artemis Gounaki - singer/songwriter
- LaFee - singer/songwriter
- Georg Anton Jasmatzi (1847-1922) - founder of the Jasmatzi tabac factory (later sold to British American Tobacco)
- Aris Kalaizis - painter
- Panajotis Kondylis (1943-1998) - philosopher
- Jonas Kyratzes - video game designer
- Vicky Leandros - singer
- Pierre Mavrogordatos (1870-1948) - archaeologist
- Ioannis Masmanidis - footballer
- Kostantinos Mitroglou - footballer
- Argyris Nastópoulos - singer
- Demis Nikolaidis - footballer
- Antonis Remos - singer
- Susan Sideropoulos- singer and actress
- Despina Vandi - singer
- Anastasia Zampounidis - broadcaster
- Linda Zervakis - newscaster (Tagesschau)
- Xaris & Panos Katsimihas - singers, songwriters, composers
- Odisseas Vlachodimos - footballer
- Panagiotis Vlachodimos - footballer
- Shindy - rapper
- Ioannis Panousis - Author, Law Enforcement Specialist
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