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Delfzijl - NL112

EU regions: Netherlands > Northern Netherlands > Groningen > Delfzijl

map of Delfzijl NL112
flag of Delfzijl NL112 coat of arms Delfzijl NL112
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019100
number of inhabitants202145 587
population density2019169.6
old-age dependency ratio202141.4

* more on wikidata Q322986 * Delfzijl slovensky: NL112

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

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 NL112 Delfzijl

From wikipedia:

Delfzijl (Dutch pronunciation: [dɛlfˈsɛil] (listen); Gronings: Delfsiel) is a city and municipality with a population of 25,651 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. Delfzijl was a sluice between the Delf and the Ems, which became fortified settlement in the 16th century. The fortifications were removed in the late 19th century. Delfzijl is the fifth largest seaport in the Netherlands, and the largest port in the North East of the country.


The name Delfzijl means 'sluice of the Delf'. The Delf was a canal connecting the rivers Fivel and Ems, and is now part of the Damsterdiep. The Dutch verb delven means 'to delve' or 'to dig' and the Dutch noun zijl means 'water outlet' or 'sluice'.


Delfzijl was established at the location where three sluices (Dutch: zijlen) were connected. In 1317, a sluice was built in the Delf, a canal which is now part of the Damsterdiep. Delfzijl has been the main sea port of Groningen since medieval times.

In 1580, a square sconce and a church were built in Delfzijl. Fortification was expanded with six bastions in 1591.

other: Groningen, Overig Groningen, Oost-Groningen, Delfzijl

neighbours: Overig Groningen, Oost-Groningen

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Delfzijl - NL112, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/NL112


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 %