The official municipality key (AGS), in former times also official municipality characteristic number (GKZ) or municipality code number, is a number sequence for the identification of politically independent municipalities or municipality-free areas.
Other nomenclatures for the demarcation of areas are e.g. the postal zip code or the NUTS code. In marketing also Nielsengebiete are used.
It serves above all statistic purposes and in Germany by the statistic offices of the individual Lands of the Federal Republic is uniformly assigned.
The municipality key is to be indicated e.g. for the change of residence on the notice of departure and/or registration. It becomes however ith D. R. registered from the respective residents' registration office in the city hall.
The municipality key consists of altogether 8 numbers, which sit down together as follows:
The first two numbers designate the Land of the Federal Republic, 3. Number designates the governmental district (with countries without governmental districts here a 0 stands except with Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxonia-Anhalt and Lower Saxony, which dissolved its governmental districts only in the last years), the 4. and 5. The urban area (circle-free city) and/or the district (circle) and the 6 designates number. , 7. and 8. The municipality or a municipality-free area marks number.
08 1 11 000 = Stuttgart
15 3 52 002 = ashtray lives
12 0 64 340 = new hard mountain
The counting takes place from the north to the south (No. 01-09), in chronological affiliation to the Federal Republic of Germany (No. 10) and alphabetical order (No. 11-16)
The municipality key consists of altogether 5 numbers, which sit down together as follows:
The first number designates the Land of the Federal Republic (in alphabetical order), the 2. and 3. The district and the 4 designates number. and 5. Number designate the municipality.
3 25 21 = Rappottenstein
9 07 01 = Vienna - new building
Swiss the counterpart to the municipality key is the municipality number.
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