Data and Facts: Location Analysis Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt’s reliability, flexibility and efficiency offer investors the perfect conditions to set up a business location. The wide range of educational opportunities, culture and leisure activities on offer make this an excellent place to live and work.

Area20.451 km²
Population2,21 million (Zensus 2018)
State capitalMagdeburg
Majors townsMagdeburg, Halle, Dessau-Roßlau
Administrative disrics Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Börde, Burgenlandkreis, Harz, Jerichower Land, Mansfeld-Südharz, Saalekreis, Salzlandkreis, Stendal, Wittenberg
MotorwaysA2 Dortmund-Magdeburg-Berlin
A9 München-Dessau-Berlin
A14 Dresden-Halle-Magdeburg
A38 Kassel-Halle-Leipzig
International airportLeipzig/Halle with 24/7 operation for freight flights
Waterways600 km navigable inland waterways and 18 ports/loading terminals
Railways networkAlmost 2,000 km of railways run by DB Netz AG and 1,115 km private railways
GDP growth 2017: +2,7%
2016: +2,6%
2015: +3,2%
2014: +1,7%
2013: +1,6%
2012: +4,2%
2011: +1,3 %
2010: +5,8%
Economic focusesChemicals/plastics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, food industry, automobile supporting industries, renewable alternative energy, logistics
Unemployment 03/2017: 9,1%
2016: 9,2%
2015: 10,2%
2014: 10,7%
2013: 11,2%
2012: 11,5%
2011: 11,6%
2010: 12,5%
Leisure and travel
Travel destination*7 sites that belong to the UNESCO heritage
* Road of Romanesque
* Blue Ribbon waterways
* Garden Dreams Historic Parks
* Heavenly Roads tourist route
Culture60.000 cultural monuments
200 museums
13 city theatres
Sportsaround 380,000 Athletes at 2,800 Clubs
Education and Research
Science and innovation
Institutes of higher education:8
Research facilities outside universities:29
Childcare law:Legal right to full time childcare (ages 0-14)
Under-threes in kindergarten:in Saxony-Anhalt: 52,7%