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Schwalm-Eder-Kreis - DE735

EU regions: Germany > Hesse > Kassel Government Region > Schwalm-Eder-Kreis

map of Schwalm-Eder-Kreis DE735
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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201997
number of inhabitants2021179 840
population density2019117.2
old-age dependency ratio202137.4

more on wikipedia * more on wikidata Q7894 * on OpenStreetMap * Schwalm-Eder-Kreis slovensky: DE735

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis

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 DE735 Schwalm-Eder-Kreis

From wikipedia:

Schwalm-Eder-Kreis is a Kreis (district) in the north of Hesse, Germany. Neighbouring districts are Kassel, Werra-Meißner, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Vogelsberg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, and Waldeck-Frankenberg.


In 1821 districts were created in Hesse. They included the districts of Fritzlar, Homberg, Melsungen, and Ziegenhain. In 1932 the districts of Fritzlar and Homberg were merged; in 1974 the three districts of Fritzlar-Homberg, Melsungen, and Ziegenhain were merged into the Schwalm-Eder district.

The district is twinned with the Finnish city of Kajaani, the British district of Sedgemoor, and the Polish district of Piła.


The Schwalm and Eder rivers give the district its name. After they merge close to Felsberg, the Eder enters the Fulda to the north at Edermunde. The southeast of the district includes a portion of the Knüllgebirge range of low mountains; the highest elevation is 634 metres (2,080 ft). In the north are the hills of the Homberger Hochland.

other: Kassel Government Region, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Kassel, Fulda, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Landkreis Kassel

neighbours: Marburg-Biedenkopf, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Landkreis Kassel, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Vogelsbergkreis

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Schwalm-Eder-Kreis - DE735, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DE735


Current statistics

October 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178265, of which 76104 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.8 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.5 % (13.2 %), Revúca 19.6 % (12.7 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (9.2 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Bratislava I 2.9 %, Nitra 3.0 %