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Ortenau - DE134

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

map of Ortenau DE134
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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019122
number of inhabitants2021432 580
population density2019233.4
old-age dependency ratio202133.3

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Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Ortenau

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

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, Schwarzwald-Baar district, Lörrach, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Konstanz, Waldshut, Emmendingen, Ortenau, Rottweil, Tuttlingen

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

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Ortenau - DE134, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DE134


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %