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Zweibrücken - DEB3A

EU regions: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Rheinhessen-Pfalz > Zweibrücken


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indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019142
number of inhabitants202134 001
population density2019481.7
old-age dependency ratio202137.6

* more on wikidata Q16017 * on OpenStreetMap * Zweibrücken slovensky: DEB3A

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Zweibrücken

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid DEB3A Zweibrücken

From wikipedia:

Zweibrücken (German pronunciation: [ˈt͡svaɪˌbʁʏkn̩], French: Deux-Ponts [døpɔ̃], Palatinate German: Zweebrigge [ˈd͡sʋeːbʁɪgə]) is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the Schwarzbach river.

Name

The name Zweibrücken means 'two bridges'. Older forms of the name include Middle High German Zweinbrücken, Latin Geminus Pons and Bipontum, and French Deux-Ponts, all with the same meaning.

History

The town was the capital of the former Imperial State of Palatinate-Zweibrücken owned by the House of Wittelsbach. The ducal castle is now occupied by the high court of the Palatinate (Oberlandesgericht). There is a fine Gothic Protestant church, Alexander's church, founded in 1493 and rebuilt in 1955.

From the end of the 12th century, Zweibrücken was the seat of the County of Zweibrücken, the counts being descended from Henry I, youngest son of Simon I, Count of Saarbrücken (d. 1182). The line became extinct on the death of Count Eberhard II (1394), who in 1385 had sold half his territory to the Count Palatine of the Rhine, and held the other half as his feudal domain. Louis (d. 1489), son of Stephen, founded the line of the counts palatine of Zweibrücken (Palatinate-Zweibrücken).

other: Rheinhessen-Pfalz, Landau in der Pfalz, Südliche Weinstraße, Pirmasens, Alzey-Worms, Mainz, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Worms, Südwestpfalz, Speyer, Ludwigshafen, Germersheim, Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken, Kusel, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Mainz-Bingen, Donnersbergkreis, Bad Dürkheim, Landkreis Kaiserslautern, Frankenthal (Pfalz)

neighbours: Saarpfalz-Kreis, Südwestpfalz

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Zweibrücken - DEB3A, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEB3A


https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEB3A

Current statistics

October 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178265, of which 76104 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.8 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.5 % (13.2 %), Revúca 19.6 % (12.7 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (9.2 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Bratislava I 2.9 %, Nitra 3.0 %