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Historical Development of independent towns, counties and their population within the borders of North Rhine Westphalia, 1871-1987

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Klaudat, Harald
Publication Date
2018-03-16
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • History
    • Demography and population
Description
  • Abstract

    The subject matter is the historical development of North Rhine-Westphalian independent towns and districts according to the number of municipalities, their area and their inhabitants and population density. North Rhine-Westphalia was founded shortly after the Second World War on 23 August 1946. The special feature of this study is that the development of the towns and districts was calculated back to 1871 while keeping the area constant so that a historical comparison is possible. Long before the formation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1816, urban and rural districts were formed in the government districts within the new Prussian provinces, which were newly created at that time and had mostly not changed much to this day. They were summarized in the Prussian circle orders as circles and accordingly also in the Prussian statistics always summarized. Nevertheless, numerous municipal reorganizations that took place in the course of time after 1946 were also a challenge for the statistical presentation of the development of the districts and cities. The exterior of today´s 23 district-free towns with an average size of 169 square kilometers and 31 districts with an average of 974 square kilometers has changed fundamentally compared to the initial level of 1816/17 when four districts with an average of 20 square kilometers and 74 districts with approx. 440 square kilometers existed in the then Prussian area of today´s North Rhine-Westphalia. The purely numerical change from an initial 78 urban and rural districts to today´s 54 district-free towns and districts is also gaining in importance in view of the fact that between 1816 and 1975 a total of 176 municipal administrative districts were established in the entire North Rhine-Westphalian region - even if they did not exist at the same time - of which 122 disappeared again. The figures published here are primarily intended to provide initial indications and some further aids for a fundamental orientation within the indicated confusion of the development of district-free cities and districts, including their statistical presentation. For this purpose, the note section is essential, which could not be completely adopted in the downloadable tables. Due to the changed system, most of the tables for 1987 were not included in the tables available for download here. The comprehensive notes and tables can also be viewed in the attached PDF document. advice The following studies are in preparation for the same zoning: Data on the population by age, gender, marital status and religion Data on the economically active population data on workplaces and employees, and data on the number of residential buildings A. Düsseldorf administrative district A.01 General overview of the administrative district Düsseldorf with its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) A.02 Urban districts and independent cities in the Düsseldorf administrative district A.03 Administrative districts of Düsseldorf A.03.01 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district of Düsseldorf A.03.02 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district of Kleve A.03.03 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district Dienslaken A.03.04 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district of Geldern A.03.05 Reg. district of Düsseldorf: the Grevenbroich district A.03.06 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district Kempen-Krefeld A.03.07 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district of Moers A.03.08 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district Rees A.03.09 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district Solingen-Lennep respectively Rhein-Wupper-Kreis A.03.10 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district of Essen A.03.11 Reg. district of Düsseldorf: the Gladbach district A.03.12 Reg-Bez. Düsseldorf: the district Mülheim a.d.Ruhr B.. Cologne administrative district B.01 General overview of the administrative district of Cologne and its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) B.02 Urban districts and independent cities in the Cologne administrative district B.03 Administrative districts of Cologne B.03.01 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Bergheim B.03.02 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district of Bonn B.03.03 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district of Euskirchen B.03.04 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Gummersbach B.03.05 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district of Cologne B.03.06 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Mülheim am Rhein B.03.07 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Rheinbach B.03.08 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Waldbröl B.03.09 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the district Wipperfürth B.03.10 Reg. ref. Cologne: the winning circle B.03.11 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the Oberberg district B.03.12 Reg-Bez. Cologne: the Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis C. Aachen administrative district C.01 General overview of the administrative district Aachen with its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) C.02 Municipalities and independent towns in the administrative district of Aachen C.03 Administrative districts of the administrative district of Aachen C.03.01 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the administrative district of Aachen C.03.02 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Düren C.03.03 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district Erkelenz C.03.04 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Geilenkirchen C.03.05 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Heinsberg C.03.06 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district Juelich C.03.07 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Montjoie or Monschau C.03.08 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district Schleiden C.03.09 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Eupen C.03.10 Reg-Bez. Aachen: the district of Malmedy D. Munster administrative district D.01 General overview of the administrative district Münster with its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) D.02 Municipalities and independent towns in the Münster administrative district D.03 Administrative districts of Münster D.03.01 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district Ahaus D.03.02 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district Beckum D.03.03 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district of Borken D.03.04 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district of Koesfeld D.03.05 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district of Lüdinghausen D.03.06 Reg-Bez. Münster: the district of Münster D.03.07 Reg-Bez. Münster: District Recklinghausen D.03.08 Reg-Bez. Münster: District Steinfurt D.03.09 Reg-Bez. Münster: District Tecklenburg D.03.10 Reg. district Münster: District Warendorf E. District of Minden and Detmold E.01 General overview of the administrative district Minden and Detmold with its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) E.02 Municipalities and independent towns in the Detmold administrative district E.03 Districts of the Detmold administrative district E.03.01 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district of Bielefeld E.03.02 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district of Büren E.03.03 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Halle in Westphalia E.03.04 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district of Herford E.03.05 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Höxter E.03.06 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Lübbecke E.03.07 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Minden E.03.08 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Paderborn E.03.09 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district Warburg E.03.10 Reg-Bez. Minden: the district of Wiedenbrück F. Arnsberg district F.01 General overview of the administrative district Arnsberg with its municipalities (towns and rural municipalities) F.02 Municipalities and independent towns in the Arnsberg administrative district F.03 Administrative districts of Arnsberg F.03.01 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Altena F.03.02 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the Arnsberg district F.03.03 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Bochum F.03.04 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Brilon F.03.05 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Dortmund F.03.06 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Gelsenkirchen F.03.07 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Hagen F.03.08 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Hamm/ Kr. Unna F.03.09 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Hattingen F.03.10 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Hörde F.03.11 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Iserlohn F.03.12 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Lippstadt F.03.13 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Meschede F.03.14 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Olpe F.03.15 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Siegen F.03.16 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district Soest F.03.17 Reg. ref. Arnsberg: the Wittgenstein district F.03.18 Reg-Bez. Arnsberg: the district of Schwelm G.01 Administrative districts within the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia as a whole: General survey 1871-1987
Temporal Coverage
  • 1871-01-01 / 1987-12-31
    1871-1987
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    Northrhine-Westphalia
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 115
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8681 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Landesamt für Datenverarbeitung und Statistik Nordrhein-Westfalen (Hrsg.): Historische Entwicklung der kreisfreien Städte und Kreise in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Düsseldorf, 1996.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2018-03-16

Klaudat, Harald (2018): Historische Entwicklung der kreisfreien Städte und Kreise und ihrer Bevölkerung in den Grenzen von Nordrhein-Westfahlen, 1871-1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13003