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Emden – DE942

EU regions: Germany > Lower Saxony > Weser-Ems Government Region > Emden


map of Emden DE942
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Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021185

More on wikipedia wikidata Q4174 on OpenStreetMap Emden slovensky: DE942

Demographics

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Demographics
number of inhabitants202350 535
population density2022459
old-age dependency ratio202333.4
demographic pyramid DE942 Emden

From Wikipedia:

Emden (German: [ɛmdn̩]) is an independent city and seaport in Lower Saxony in the northwest of Germany, on the river Ems. It is the main city of the region of East Frisia and, in 2011, had a total population of 51,528.

History

The exact founding date of Emden is unknown, but it has existed at least since the 8th century. Older names for Emden are Amuthon, Embda, Emda, Embden and Embderland. Town privilege and the town's coat of arms, the Engelke up de Muer (The Little Angel on the Wall) was granted by Emperor Maximilian I in 1495.

In the 16th century, Emden briefly became an important centre for the Protestant Reformation under the rule of Countess Anna von Oldenburg who was determined to find a religious „third way" between Lutheranism and Catholicism. In 1542 she invited the Polish noble John Laski (or Joahannes a Lasco) to become pastor of a Protestant church at Emden; and for 7 years he continued to spread the new religion around the area of East Frisia. However, in 1549 following pressure from the Emperor Charles V, the Countess was forced to ask Laski to leave for England and the experiment came to an end. Nevertheless, the legacy was important for the reformation in the Netherlands.

Emden was a very rich city during the 17th century, due to large numbers of Dutch immigrants such as Diederik Jansz.

Other: Weser-Ems Government Region, Cloppenburg, County of Bentheim, Emden, Wilhelmshaven, Delmenhorst, Ammerland, Aurich, Emsland, Friesland (district), Wesermarsch, Wittmund, Oldenburg, Leer, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Vechta

Neighbours: Aurich, Leer

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Emden – DE942, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDE942, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164


https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DE942