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Bielefeld – DEA41

EU regions: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Detmold Government Region > Bielefeld


map of Bielefeld DEA41
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Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021122

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Demographics

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Demographics
number of inhabitants2023338 332
population density20221297.9
old-age dependency ratio202330.6
demographic pyramid DEA41 Bielefeld

From Wikipedia:

Bielefeld (German pronunciation: [ˈbiːləfɛlt] (listen)) is a city in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population of 341,730, it is also the most populous city in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold.

The historical centre of the city is situated north of the Teutoburg Forest line of hills, but modern Bielefeld also incorporates boroughs on the opposite side and on the hills.

Bielefeld is home to a significant number of internationally operating companies, including Dr. Oetker, Gildemeister and Schüco.

It has a university and several Fachhochschulen. Bielefeld is also famous for the Bethel Institution, and for the Bielefeld conspiracy, which satirises conspiracy theories by claiming that Bielefeld does not exist. This concept has been used in the town's marketing and alluded to by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

History

Founded in 1214 by Count Hermann IV of Ravensberg to guard a pass crossing the Teutoburg Forest, Bielefeld was the „city of linen" as a minor member of the Hanseatic League, known for bleachfields into the 19th Century. Bielefeld was part of the Kingdom of Westphalia when it was created in 1807.

Other: Detmold Government Region, Höxter, Lippe, Minden-Lübbecke District, Herford, Paderborn, Bielefeld, Gütersloh

Neighbours: Lippe, Herford, Gütersloh

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Bielefeld – DEA41, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEA41, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164


https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEA41