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Ortenau - DE134

EU regions: Germany > Baden-Württemberg > Freiburg Government Region > Ortenau

map of Ortenau DE134
coat of arms Ortenau DE134
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2016128
number of inhabitants2018425 932
population density2017230.4
old-age dependency ratio201831.6

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demographic pyramid DE134 Ortenau

From wikipedia:

Ortenaukreis (French: Arrondissement de l'Ortenau) is a Landkreis (district) in the west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (clockwise from north) Rastatt, Freudenstadt, Rottweil, Schwarzwald-Baar and Emmendingen. To the west it borders the French Bas-Rhin département.


The district was created in 1973 by merging the districts of Kehl, Lahr, Offenburg, Wolfach and the southern part of the district of Bühl.


The western part of the district is located in the Upper Rhine Valley, the eastern part belongs to the northern Black Forest. The highest elevation of the district, the Hornisgrinde (1164 m), is located in the north-east of the district. The lowest elevation (124.3 m) is in the Rhine valley to the north. The district is named after the historical territory of the Ortenau.


The district has a friendship with the Altenburger Land district in Thuringia. Offenburg district already had a city partnership with Altenburg so, after German reunification in 1990, Ortenaukreis chose to help modernize the Altenburger Land administration to the West German standard.

other: Freiburg Government Region, Freiburg im Breisgau, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Emmendingen, Ortenau, Rottweil, Schwarzwald-Baar, Tuttlingen, Konstanz, Lörrach, Waldshut

neighbours: Bas-Rhin, Rastatt, Freudenstadt, Emmendingen, Rottweil, Schwarzwald-Baar


Current statistics

August 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 166241, of which 58827 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.1%), Revúca 18.1% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.0%), Rožňava 14.4% (8.0%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.4%, Trenčín 2.5%, Nitra 2.7%, Hlohovec 2.8%, Piešťany 2.8%