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Berlin in Random Numbers

15: This is how many Diesel ban zones Berlin’s Environment Senator Regine Günther of the Greens wants to introduce in Berlin.

36.5: The number of weekly working hours the Verdi union is demanding for all 14,500 employees of Berlin’s big public transport provider BVG.

152: This is how many bus lines there are in Berlin, along with ten U-Bahn (subway, underground, metro) lines, 22 tram lines and 16 S-Bahn (city train) lines.

65.8: The percentage of votes Raed Saleh got from his Social Democratic colleagues yesterday, during his reelection as chairman of his party’s caucus at the Berlin House of Representatives.

10.874: The number of dogs registered in Berlin’s borough Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Because of all the dog shit in local parks, a company is now in charge of setting up so-called dog service stations where dog owners can get bags they can use to clean up after their four-legged friends.

3.5 months: The age of the cute little polar bear girl in one of Berlin’s two zoos. German-language dailies can’t get enough of that cutie which does not have a name yet.

30: The number of years Berlin has been without the Wall, which divided the city for 28 years.

144,325 is the number of street accidents which happened in Berlin in 2018. A total of 2542 people sustained serious injuries, 45 died.

6 direct intercontinental flight connections are being offered at Berlin’s four large airports, two of which are operational.

15 is the number of questions our Berlin Quiz has.

13.5 million tourists came to Berlin in 2018 alone. A record number.

31: The number of hours residents in Berlin’s Köpenick, Müggelheim and Lichtenberg boroughs were without power the other day.

1.5 billion Euro (1.7 billion U.S. Dollars or 1.3 billion Pounds) is the amount the Berlin Police Department costs per year.

460 million Euro (524.7 million U.S. Dollars or 408 million pounds) is the price tag on the extension of the chancellery, which will be completed by 2018.

8.1 percent was Berlin’s unemployment rate in January of 2019.

891.68 square kilometers (344.27 square miles) is the size of Berlin, a city with 3.7 million inhabitants.