Arms Map Area 44.93 km² Inhabitants 310,283 (2010-03-31) Population density 6,904 inhabitants per km² Website General Info Phone +4930902393331 (City Hall) Politics Mayor of Borough Heinz Buschkowsky (SPD) Parliament of Borough (BVV) SPD 21, CDU 17, Alliance '90/The Greens 6, FDP 3, The Left Party.PDS 3, The Greys 3, NPD 2 (last election 2006) Map of the localities
Neukölln is the eighth borough of Berlin, located in the southeastern part of the city and was part of the former American sector under the Four-Power occupation of the city. It features many Gründerzeit buildings and is characterized by having one of the highest percentage of immigrants in Berlin and displaying a chiefly multinational aura.
As of 2010, the borough had a population of 310,283, of whom 121,000 (~40%) were of non-German ethnicity/origin. The percentage is significantly higher in the same-named locality of Neukölln.  The borough is known for its large Turkish, Arab and Kurdish communities, which together make up roughly 18% of the borough's population. Recently, there has been an influx of Romani people and Sub-Saharan Africans. 
Percentage of people with migration background Germans without migration background/Ethnic Germans 60 % (189.000) Germans with migration background, or Foreigners/Ausländer 40 % (121.000) Muslim/Middle Eastern origin (Turkey, Arab League, Iran etc.) 18,0 % (55.000) non-German European origin (Russia, Poland, Greece, Serbia, Spain, France etc.) 11 % (33.000) African background/Afro-Germans 4% (12.400) Others(East Asians, US-Americans etc.) 6,5 % (21.000)
Neukölln is divided into 5 localities:
0801 Neukölln 11.7 150,756 12,885 0802 Britz 12.4 38,334 3,091 0803 Buckow 6.35 38,018 5,987 0804 Rudow 11.8 41,040 3,478 0805 Gropiusstadt 2.66 35,844 13,475
- Horst Buchholz, actor, born December 4, 1933, died March 3, 2003 in Berlin
- Alexander Hacke, musician, born October 11, 1965 in Neukölln
- Jutta Limbach, legal academic, born March 27, 1934 in Neukölln
- Inge Meysel, actress, born May 5, 1910 in Neukölln, died July 10, 2004 in Bullenhausen, Seevetal
- Mady Rahl, actress, born March 3, 1915 in Neukölln
- Lotte Ulbricht, wife of East German leader Walter Ulbricht, born April 19, 1903 in Neukölln, died March 27, 2002 in Berlin.
- Momus (artist), born February 11, 1960 in Paisley, Scotland, lives in Neukölln.
References in popular culture
- "Neuköln" (deliberately spelt with one 'l') is an instrumental piece by David Bowie, the ninth track on his 1977 album "Heroes".
- The last track of Miss Kittin's first solo album I Com is called "Neukölln 2".
- The German film Knallhart is set in the northern part of Neukölln.
- The German documentary Neukölln Unlimited tells the story of three Lebanese teenagers based in Neukölln, who fight against the deportation out of Germany.
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