Saarland

coat of arms Saarland

From a traditional mining and steel location, the state of Saarland has evolved into a modern, international business region. Positioned in the Southwest of Germany bordering France and Luxembourg, Saarland boasts beautiful landscapes and a low cost of living. Short distances and friendly people who are committed to their communities – that’s what modern, vibrant Saarland is all about.

Capital

 Saarbrücken

The three largest cities

 Saarbrücken (176,926 inhabitants)
 Neunkirchen (45,794 inhabitants)
 Homburg (41,504 inhabitants)

Area

 2,568.69 km²

Population

 995,597 inhabitants

Average age

 46.1 years

Birth rate

 1.35 children per woman

Number of foreign nationals

 81,850 people

 The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Italy
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • France
  • Romania


Important industries


  • Automotive engineering and supplying industry
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Steel industry
  • Software development/IT
  • Health


Regional characteristics


  • free cross-border flow of workers and goods in the region
  • many things to do in your free time, e.g. walking, good food, cultural offers
  • highest level of home-ownership of all German states


Information on the state


Saarland.de
Official website with information on Saarland (German)
www.saarland.de

Saarland University
Information for students from abroad (German, English, Spanish, French)
www.uni-saarland.de/international/in.html

 

Information for immigrants














Welcome Center
Advisory centre for foreign professional qualifications, SEAQ Saar
Central point of contact for having your foreign qualifications recognised (German)
www.saar-is.de/welcome-center/anerkennung-ausl-abschluesse-1/

Immigration and integration Saarbrücken
Information for immigrants (German, English, French)
www.saarbruecken.de/en

IHK Saarland
Information on vocational training and work for qualified professionals in Saarland
(German, English, French)
www.saarland.ihk.de

Welcome Center Saarland in Saarbrücken
Information for international migrants
willkommen.saarland/en/the-saarland-welcome-center/