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Westerwaldkreis - DEB1B

EU regions: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Koblenz Government Region > Westerwaldkreis


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indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2017109
number of inhabitants2019201 597
population density2018204.2
old-age dependency ratio201932.4

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demographic pyramid DEB1B Westerwaldkreis

From wikipedia:

The Westerwaldkreis ("District of Westerwald") is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Altenkirchen, Lahn-Dill, Limburg-Weilburg, Rhein-Lahn, the district-free city Koblenz, Mayen-Koblenz and Neuwied.

History

When the area became part of Prussia in 1866 two districts covering the area were created. The northern part was covered by the Oberwesterwaldkreis with capital in Marienberg, the Unterwesterwaldkreis with capital in Montabaur covering the southern part. 1886 a third district was added with the Westerburg district with area from both of the other two districts. In 1932 the districts structure was reformed again, the Oberwesterwaldkreis and the Westerburg district were merged to a new Oberwesterwaldkreis with capital in Westerburg. In 1974 in another reform the districts Oberwesterwaldkreis and Unterwesterwaldkreis were merged to form the Westerwaldkreis.

Together with the neighboring Rhein-Lahn district a partnership with the English county Northamptonshire was started in 1981. As part of the partnership of Rhineland-Palatinate with Rwanda the district had a partnership with the municipality Mugesera since 1983. As in 2001 this municipality was included in the district Mirenge the partner changed.

other: Koblenz Government Region, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Koblenz, Ahrweiler, Altenkirchen district, Bad Kreuznach, Birkenfeld, Mayen-Koblenz, Neuwied, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Cochem-Zell, Westerwaldkreis

neighbours: Koblenz, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Altenkirchen district, Mayen-Koblenz, Neuwied, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Limburg-Weilburg


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Current statistics

September 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 224393, of which 72700 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.2 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.8 % (12.1 %), Revúca 21.5 % (11.0 %), Kežmarok 18.7 % (9.3 %), Rožňava 17.2 % (8.7 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 3.8 %, Bratislava I 4.2 %, Hlohovec 4.3 %, Trenčín 4.4 %, Bratislava IV 4.6 %