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Mönchengladbach - DEA15

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Düsseldorf Government Region > Mönchengladbach

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number of inhabitants2020261 034
population density20191536.7
old-age dependency ratio202032.3

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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.


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


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

neighbours: Heinsberg, Viersen, Rhein-Kreis Neuss


Current statistics

April 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 234472, of which 93863 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.6 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.7 % (13.1 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.0 % (13.2 %), Kežmarok 20.4 % (10.4 %), Rožňava 18.2 % (10.4 %), Vranov nad Topľou 17.8 % (9.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 4.2 %, Bratislava I 4.2 %, Ilava 4.5 %, Hlohovec 4.6 %, Trenčín 4.6 %