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Rhein-Erft District - DEA27

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne Government Region > Rhein-Erft District


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indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2016115
number of inhabitants2018467 209
population density2017666.3
old-age dependency ratio201832.9

* Rhein-Erft-Kreis slovensky: DEA27

demographic pyramid DEA27 Rhein-Erft District

From wikipedia:

The Rhein-Erft-Kreis is a district in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Neuss, district-free Cologne, Rhein-Sieg, Euskirchen, Düren.

History

The district in its current borders was created in 1975, when the previous districts Bergheim and Cologne were merged. Becoming effective on November 1, 2003 the district was renamed from Erftkreis to Rhein-Erft-Kreis.

Geography

The main river in the district is the Erft, which also gave it the name. The Erft flows through the foothills of the Eifel, on the left side of the Rhine river. The lake Bleibtreusee is located within the district.

Towns

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the lion of Jülich in the left half, as most of the area belonged to the duchy of Jülich. The right side shows the Cologne cross, which stands for the former Cologne district. On top the Erft river is depicted; the Prussian Rhine Province had the same symbol in its coat of arms.

other: Cologne Government Region, Cologne, Leverkusen, Düren, Rhein-Erft District, Euskirchen, Heinsberg, Oberbergischer Kreis, Rhein-Berg District, Rhein-Sieg District, Bonn, Aachen cities region

neighbours: Cologne, Düren, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Euskirchen, Rhein-Sieg 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%