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Ammerland - DE946

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

map of Ammerland DE946
flag of Ammerland DE946 coat of arms Ammerland DE946
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202098
number of inhabitants2021125 643
population density2019171.9
old-age dependency ratio202137.7

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

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 DE946 Ammerland

From wikipedia:

Ammerland is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the city of Oldenburg and the districts of Oldenburg, Cloppenburg, Leer, Friesland and Wesermarsch.


The „Ammerland" was first mentioned in the 10th century. The word is believed to derive from Ameri, which is an old word meaning „swamp“. In the time of Viking raids small ring-like castles were built in order to protect the defenceless hamlets.

For many years there was little interest in this swampy region. In the 14th century it became part of the County of Oldenburg. The counts established strongholds in the region, which was the frontier against the lands of the untamable Frisians.

The district was established in 1933 in the rough borders of the historical region.


Ammerland is characterised by a very flat countryside, many fens and swamps, and many windmills.

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

neighbours: Leer, Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Friesland, Cloppenburg, Wesermarsch

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Ammerland - DE946, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DE946