Facts about Düsseldorf

Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on


Some 600,000 people live in the city of Dusseldorf. The daytime population of the city increases on work days by over 200,000 when commuters pop in and out of the city.

The closer agglomeration of Greater Dusseldorf reaches a count of two and a half million inhabitants, giving it roughly the size of Baltimore Metro, Seattle Metro or Greater Manchester. Well over a third of homes are single households, an average balance of singles and families in Germany. Over fifteen percent of Dusseldorf’s population is comprised of foreigners. The educational background of citizens is relatively high. More than every tenth person holds a university degree and six institutions for higher education are located in the city.

Nearly 300,000 cars are registered in the city with both locals and commuters contributing to daily traffic jams on main access roads. Corneliusstrasse in the borough of Bilk is one of the busiest city streets in Germany. More than twenty hospitals make sure that aid is provided swiftly to those residents who have accidents with physical injuries or need caring for.

Dusseldorf is a major centre for telecommunications, banking, consulting and advertising and an important hub for international accountancy. The average income makes Dusseldorf one of the best earning cities in the state of NRW and it ranks among the highest in Europe.


Düsseldorf certainly possesses a number of quaint corners that remind residents of its agricultural history. Baroque design exists alongside construction from the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as modern buildings such as the Gehry development in the harbour.


Flavours and styles of urbanisation vary widely throughout Düsseldorf. Early twentieth century residential buildings predominate in popular Oberkassel nestled on the western banks. Younger residents and aged locals mix well in the bubblier neighbourhoods of Flingern and Bilk.

The Promenade

The promenade is a sidewalk on the east banks of the Rhine. On sunny days a fine mix of people can be seen strolling, sitting on the benches, riding bikes, skating, jogging, playing patenque, watching street performers or simply relaxing and enjoying the view.


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Expat Service Desk

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boot Düsseldorf


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Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Marktplatz 2

40213 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 899 1

Fax: +49 211 899 222

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