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Kyffhäuserkreis - DEG0A

EU regions: Germany > THÜRINGEN > Thuringia > Kyffhäuserkreis

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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201967
number of inhabitants202173 522
population density201971.9
old-age dependency ratio202148

* more on wikidata Q7862 * on OpenStreetMap * Kyffhäuserkreis slovensky: DEG0A

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

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 DEG0A Kyffhäuserkreis

From wikipedia:

The Kyffhäuserkreis is a district in the northern part of Thuringia, Germany. Neighboring districts are the districts Mansfeld-Südharz, Saalekreis und Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt, and the districts Sömmerda, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis and Eichsfeld.


In the 12th century there was a castle on the Kyffhäuser mountains, which was built during the reign of emperor Frederick I. According to the local legend, the emperor did not die, but instead went to sleep in this castle.

From 1579 on the region belonged to Saxony, and after 1815 it was divided between the Prussian Province of Saxony and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

In 1952 the two districts of Artern (district) and Sondershausen were established. These districts were merged in 1994, with only a few municipalities joining other districts.

Historical Population

Values as of 31 December :

Data source since 1994: Thuringian State Statistical Bureau


The district has a partnership with the district Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate, which was initially established with the district Artern in 1990.


The district is named after the Kyffhäuser mountains. The main river is the Unstrut, which flows through the east of the district.

other: Thuringia, Landkreis Hildburghausen, Weimarer Land, Erfurt, Weimar, Eisenach, Gera, Kyffhäuserkreis, Sonneberg, Suhl, Wartburgkreis, Jena, Eichsfeld, Gotha, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Nordhausen, Ilm-Kreis, Greiz, Altenburger Land, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Landkreis Sömmerda, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

neighbours: Nordhausen, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Mansfeld-Südharz, Saalekreis, Eichsfeld, Burgenlandkreis, Landkreis Sömmerda

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Kyffhäuserkreis - DEG0A, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEG0A


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 %