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Rhein-Erft District – DEA27

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

map of Rhein-Erft District DEA27
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021105

More on wikipedia wikidata Q6292 on OpenStreetMap Rhein-Erft District slovensky: DEA27


number of inhabitants2023478 126
population density2022678.6
old-age dependency ratio202334.7
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.


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.


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.


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

Neighbours: Cologne, Rhein-Sieg District, Euskirchen, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Düren

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Rhein-Erft District – DEA27, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEA27, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164