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Iranians in Germany include immigrants from Iran to Germany as well as their descendants of Iranian heritage or background. There are 100,000 to 120,000[1] ethnic Iranians living in Germany. With around 25,000 people of Iranian descent, Hamburg is the main center of the Iranian diaspora.[2] Iranians in the Netherlands are referred to by hyphenated terms such as German-Iranians, Iranian-German, German-Persian, or Persian-German.[3][4][5][6] Similar terms Iranisch Deutsch and Persisches Deutsch, may be found in German-language media.[7][8][9]

Iranians in Germany
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main
German, Persian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Luri (See languages of Iran)
Shia Islam, Irreligion, Sunni Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Bahá'í Faith, Zoroastrianism and Other


Multiple NationalityEdit

As Iran almost never frees its citizens from their Iranian citizenship (see Article 989 Iran. Civil Code [10]), which is inherited through the father (or descent), there are many German-Iranian (multiple nationality). The still existing German-Iranian agreement of 1929 [11] regulates in no. II of the Final Protocol that government approval is required prior to the naturalization of nationals of the other State.

Notable Iranians in GermanyEdit










See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Zuwanderung und Integration
  2. ^ "'Nieder mit dem Diktator' - 3000 Exiliraner demonstrieren in Hamburg". (in German). Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  3. ^ van den Bos & Achbari 2007, p. 171
  4. ^ Lindert et al. 2008, p. 581
  5. ^ Ghorashi 2002, pp. 141, 182
  6. ^ "First Documentary on "Hayedeh, Legendary Persian Diva"", Payvand News, 5 January 2009, retrieved 2009-08-20 
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Iraniër zit gevangen in Syrië", De Volkskrant, 20 May 2006, retrieved 2009-06-01 
  8. ^ "Executie verijdeld van Iraanse Nederlander", De Volkskrant, 30 June 2003, retrieved 2009-06-01 
  9. ^ "Iraniërs debatteren in 'Tehrangeles' – daar wel", Volkskrant, 15 January 2009, retrieved 2009-01-15 
  10. ^ Iranian Civil Code. On UNHCR-Website: "The Civil Code of Iran" published in Basic Document in Iranian Law, introduced and edited by Professor S. H. Amin. "Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran" published by Alavi and Associates, Legal Counsels, Islamic Republic of Iran.
  11. ^ Settlement Agreement between the German Reich and the Empire of Persia from 1929
  12. ^ "We are ashamed!",, 2009-02-04