The number of British people seeking German citizenship has dramatically increased following last year’s vote to leave the European Union.
Britons have made over 1,000 applications in various German metropolitan areas since last June, when 52 percent of them voted to end the UK’s decades-long EU membership, the Local news outlet reported Friday.
According to the report, at least 280 applications were made in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, last year. The number stood at 52 in 2012.
A total of 521 applications were sent to the Darmstadt regional government, which has Frankfurt and Wiesbaden within its borders. That is five times more than the total cases in 2015.
The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg received 386 applications last year, up from the 68 in 2015. While the report said there were an estimated 100,000 Britons living in Germany, it did not clarify how many applications were made across the country in total.