Schleswig-Holstein – facts & figures

Schleswig-Holstein is Germany’s most northerly state, a hub of transport and traffic to and from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Central Europe, and home to some 2.88 million people. With 182 inhabitants per km2 Schleswig-Holstein – with a total area of 15,799 km2 – is less densely populated than the average figure for Germany. Kiel, the state capital, is its largest city with around 247,000 inhabitants. Schleswig-Holstein has four “independent” cities – Flensburg, Kiel, Lübeck and Neumünster – and eleven districts subdivided into 1,110 communities.

 

Inhabitants: approx. 2.9 m
Area: 15,799.65 km2
Gainfully employed persons: 1 m
Unemployment rate: 5.1% (as per January 2020)
Trade tax rate: 270% – 450 %; average figure: 360%
Labour costs (employees): € 37,938 p.a. (2018)
GDP (Schleswig-Holstein): 2018    € 97.074 bn

2017    € 93.515 bn

2016    € 89.327 bn

2015    € 86.260 bn

2014    € 84.238 bn

2013    € 81.480 bn

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