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Solingen - DEA19

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


map of Solingen DEA19
flag of Solingen DEA19 coat of arms Solingen DEA19
indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2016102
number of inhabitants2018158 803
population density20171765.1
old-age dependency ratio201832.9

* Solingen, Kreisfreie Stadt slovensky: DEA19

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.

Geography

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

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


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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%