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Westerwaldkreis - DEB1B

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

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number of inhabitants2020201 904
population density2019204.6
old-age dependency ratio202033.1

* more on wikidata Q8602 * on OpenStreetMap * Westerwaldkreis slovensky: DEB1B

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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.


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

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


Current statistics

August 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 217147, of which 96156 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.0 % (3.6 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.8 % (13.9 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.1 % (13.8 %), Kežmarok 18.7 % (10.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Hlohovec 4.1 %, Nitra 4.1 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Bratislava V 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.2 %