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Solingen – DEA19

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

map of Solingen DEA19
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202195

More on wikipedia wikidata Q2942 on OpenStreetMap Solingen slovensky: DEA19


number of inhabitants2023160 643
population density20221775.6
old-age dependency ratio202333.6
demographic pyramid DEA19 Solingen

From Wikipedia: Solingen (German pronunciation: [ˈzoːlɪŋən] (listen)) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the northern edge of the region called Bergisches Land, south of the Ruhr area, and, with a 2009 population of 161,366, is after Wuppertal the second largest city in the Bergisches Land. It is a member of the regional authority of the Rhineland.

Solingen is called the „City of Blades“, since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors made by famous firms such as WKC, DOVO, Wüsthof, Zwilling J. A. Henckels, Böker, Hubertus, Diefenthal, Puma, Clauberg, Eickhorn, Linder, Carl Schmidt Sohn, Dreiturm, and numerous other manufacturers.

In Medieval times, the swordsmiths of Solingen coined the town's image, which is preserved to this date. In the latter part of the 17th century, a group of swordsmiths from Solingen broke their guild oaths by taking their sword-making secrets with them to Shotley Bridge, County Durham in England.


Solingen lies southwest of Wuppertal in the Bergisches Land. The city has an area of 89.45 square kilometres (34.54 sq mi), of which roughly 50 % is used for agriculture, horticulture, or forestry. The city's border is 62 kilometres (39 mi) long, and the city's dimensions are 15.6 kilometres (9.7 mi) east to west and 11.7 kilometres (7.3 mi) north to south. The Wupper river, a right tributary of the Rhine, flows through the city for 26 kilometres (16 mi).

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

Neighbours: Wuppertal, Rhein-Berg District, Mettmann, Remscheid

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Solingen – DEA19, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEA19, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164