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Gelderland - NL22

EU regions: Netherlands > Eastern Netherlands > Gelderland

map of Gelderland NL22
flag of Gelderland NL22 coat of arms Gelderland NL22
long term unemployment20200.8
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019108
unemployment rate20203.5
employment rate202078.3
number of inhabitants20202 085 952
population density2019415.8
percentage of part time workers, men202023.64
percentage of part time workers, women202079.36
life long learning participation202017.6
youth unemployment rate20207.9
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202010.3
old-age dependency ratio202031.9
gender gap in employment rate202089.82
gender gap in unemployment rate2020100

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demographic pyramid NL22 Gelderland based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

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

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 NL22 1996 Gelderland, population pyramid of Gelderland demographic pyramid NL22 Gelderland

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: Eastern Netherlands, 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

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Gelderland - NL22, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/NL22


Current statistics

December 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 200225, of which 92693 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.4 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.7 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.6 %), Kežmarok 18.3 % (10.3 %), Rožňava 17.0 % (10.6 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Trenčín 3.5 %, Trnava 3.6 %, Hlohovec 3.6 %, Nitra 3.7 %, Piešťany 3.7 %