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The inhabitant of a locality is the inhabitant of a municipality or a district and consequently a country.

This is a public service term from that of itself citizen or citizen by defining that the latter special rights and duties assigned to them. The right to register in Germany is based on the definition of residents .

Under public law, a resident of a municipality is "who, from an objective point of view, has an apartment in it that suggests that he will keep and use the apartment." Therefore, the term resident is not the same as the term registered and in the residents' registration file registered residents with their data, but also refers to unregistered residents of a permanent main or secondary residence . The sum of the population of an entity is the population .


In historical times only male adults were considered residents. In the meaning we are familiar with today, the use of residents in villages in south-west Saxony begins as early as 1700 through the smooth transition from residents ; ancient terms for a resident were infrau or innfrau .

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Web links

Wiktionary: inhabitants  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Alfons Gern: Saxon municipal law . 2nd edition, CH Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich, 2000, ISBN 3-406-45501-8 , p. 232. The wording goes back to judicial definitions and is differentiated from the definition of residence in civil law.
  2. ^ Volkmar Weiss: Population and social mobility. Saxony 1550-1880. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1993, ISBN 3-05-001973-5 , pp. 50-55. online (PDF; 138 MB)