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Gelderland - NL22

EU regions: Netherlands > OOST-NEDERLAND > Gelderland

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unemployment rate20203.5
employment rate202078.3
number of inhabitants20202 085 952
population density2019415.8
life long learning participation202017.6
old-age dependency ratio202031.9
gender gap in employment rate202089.82

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From wikipedia:

Gelderland (, also US: , Dutch: [ˈɣɛldərlɑnt] (listen)), also known as Guelders () in English, is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. With a land area of nearly 5,000 km2, it is the largest province of the Netherlands and shares borders with six other provinces (Flevoland, Limburg, North Brabant, Overijssel, South Holland and Utrecht) and Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia).

The capital is Arnhem (pop. 156,000); however, Nijmegen (pop. 175,000) and Apeldoorn (pop. nearly 161,000) are both larger municipalities (2017 figures). Other major regional centres in Gelderland are Ede, Doetinchem, Zutphen, Harderwijk, Tiel, Wageningen, Zevenaar, and Winterswijk. Gelderland had a population of just over two million in 2018.


Historically, the province dates from states of the Holy Roman Empire and takes its name from the nearby German city of Geldern. According to the Wichard saga, the city was named by the Lords of Pont who fought and killed a dragon in 878 AD. They named the town they founded after the death rattle of the dragon: "Gelre!"

The County of Guelders arose out of the Frankish pagus Hamaland in the 11th century around castles near Roermond and Geldern. The counts of Gelre acquired the Betuwe and Veluwe regions and, through marriage, the County of Zutphen.

other: OOST-NEDERLAND, Gelderland, Flevoland, Overijssel

neighbours: Overijssel, North Brabant, Flevoland, Utrecht, Düsseldorf Government Region, Münster Government Region, South Holland, Limburg

subregions: Veluwe, Zuidwest-Gelderland, Achterhoek, Arnhem/Nijmegen


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 %