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Pforzheim – DE129

EU regions: Germany > Baden-Württemberg > Karlsruhe Government Region > Pforzheim

map of Pforzheim DE129
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021125

More on wikipedia wikidata Q3046 on OpenStreetMap Pforzheim slovensky: DE129


number of inhabitants2023127 849
population density20221292.7
old-age dependency ratio202331.2
demographic pyramid DE129 Pforzheim

From Wikipedia:

Pforzheim (German pronunciation: [ˈpfɔʁtshaɪm] (listen)) is a city of over 120,000 inhabitants in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, in the southwest of Germany. It is known for its jewelry and watch-making industry, and as such has gained the nickname „Goldstadt" ("Golden City"). With an area of 97.8 km2 (38 sq mi), it is situated between the cities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe at the confluence of three rivers (Enz, Nagold and Würm). It marks the frontier between Baden and Württemberg, being located on Baden territory. From 1535 to 1565, it was the home to the Margraves of Baden-Pforzheim.

The City of Pforzheim does not belong to any administrative district (Kreis), although it hosts the administrative offices of the Enz district that surrounds the town.

During World War II, Pforzheim was bombed by the Allies a number of times. The largest raid, and one of the most devastating area bombardments of World War II, was carried out by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the evening of 23 February 1945. Nearly one third of the town's population, 17,600 people, were killed in the air raid, and about 83 % of the town's buildings were destroyed. The Allies believed that precision instruments were being produced here for use in the German war effort and that the town was a transport centre for the movement of German troops.

Other: Karlsruhe Government Region, Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Rastatt district, Heidelberg, Neckar-Odenwald, Calw District, Enz, Freudenstadt, Pforzheim, Rhein-Neckar, Baden-Baden, Mannheim

Neighbours: Enz, Calw District

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Pforzheim – DE129, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDE129, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164