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Dithmarschen - DEF05

EU regions: Germany > SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN > Schleswig-Holstein > Dithmarschen

map of Dithmarschen DEF05
flag of Dithmarschen DEF05 coat of arms Dithmarschen DEF05
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2020103
number of inhabitants2021133 251
population density201995.3
old-age dependency ratio202140.8

* more on wikidata Q2947 * on OpenStreetMap * Dithmarschen slovensky: DEF05

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

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 DEF05 Dithmarschen

From wikipedia:

Dithmarschen (German pronunciation: [ˈdɪtmaʁʃən], Low Saxon pronunciation: [ˈdɪtmaːʃn̩], archaic English: Ditmarsh, Danish: Ditmarsken, Medieval Latin: Tedmarsgo) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Flensburg, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, and Steinburg, by the state of Lower Saxony (district of Stade, from which it is separated by the Elbe river), and by the North Sea. From the 13th century up to 1559 Dithmarschen was an independent peasants' republic within the Holy Roman Empire and a member of the Hanseatic League.


The district is located on the North Sea. It is embraced by the Elbe estuary to the south and the Eider estuary to the north. Today it forms a kind of artificial island, surrounded by the Eider river in the north and the Kiel Canal in both the east and southeast. It is a rather flat countryside that was once full of fens and swamps.

To the north it borders on Nordfriesland and Schleswig-Flensburg, to the east on Rendsburg-Eckernförde, and in the southeast on Steinburg. Its landward boundaries have remained basically the same since the times of Charlemagne. Land reclamation, however, has almost doubled the size of Dithmarschen as land has been wrested from the sea.

other: Schleswig-Holstein, Flensburg, Stormarn, Neumünster, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Dithmarschen, Plön District, Nordfriesland district, Lübeck, Ostholstein, Pinneberg, Segeberg, Kiel, Mittelangeln, Rendsburg, Steinburg

neighbours: Rendsburg, Nordfriesland district, Mittelangeln, Steinburg

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Dithmarschen - DEF05, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEF05