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Mönchengladbach - DEA15

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indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2016108
number of inhabitants2018262 188
population density20171538.6
old-age dependency ratio201831.6

* Mönchengladbach, Kreisfreie Stadt slovensky: DEA15

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From wikipedia:

Mönchengladbach (German pronunciation: [mœnçn̩ˈɡlatbax] (listen)) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located west of the Rhine, halfway between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border.

Geography

Municipal subdivisions

Since 2009, the territory of Monchengladbach has comprised four (previously ten) boroughs which are subdivided into 44 districts.

The boroughs and their associated districts
  • Nord: Am Wasserturm, Dahl, Eicken, Gladbach, Hardt-Mitte, Hardter Wald, Ohler, Venn, Waldhausen, Westend, Windberg
  • Ost: Bettrath‑Hoven, Bungt, Flughafen, Giesenkirchen‑Mitte, Giesenkirchen‑Nord, Hardterbroich‑Pesch, Lürrip, Neuwerk‑Mitte, Schelsen, Uedding
  • Süd: Bonnenbroich‑Geneicken, Geistenbeck, Grenzland‑Stadion, Heyden, Hockstein, Mülfort, Odenkirchen‑Mitte, Odenkirchen‑West, Pongs, Rheydt, Sasserath, Schloss Rheydt, Schmölderpark, Schrievers
  • West: Hauptquartier, Hehn, Holt, Rheindahlen‑Land, Rheindahlen‑Mitte, Wanlo, Wickrath-Mitte, Wickrath‑West, Wickrathberg

History

Name and origins

The original name of the city was Gladbach, which is even today often applied to the town. To distinguish the town from another town of the same name (the present Bergisch Gladbach), it took the name München-Gladbach in 1888. Between 1933 and 1950 it was written München Gladbach (short: M. Gladbach), without hyphen. This spelling could mislead people to think that Gladbach was a borough of Munich (München in German), and consequently the name was changed to Mönchen-Gladbach in 1950 and Mönchengladbach in 1960.

The origin of the town was an abbey founded in 974. It was named after the Gladbach, a narrow brook, that mostly runs underground today. The abbey and adjoining villages became a town in the 14th century. The town of Rheydt is located nearby and is incorporated into Mönchengladbach today.

other: Düsseldorf Government Region, Oberhausen, Remscheid, Solingen, Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Kleve, Mettmann, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Viersen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Wesel

neighbours: Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Viersen, Heinsberg


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Current statistics

September 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 168240, of which 58340 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.1% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.0%), Revúca 17.9% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Rožňava 14.6% (7.9%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.1%)

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