Facts & Figures

Division of city  

  • 10 districts  (from October 2009 on: 4 districts)
  • 44 sub-districts

Distances 

  • east-west: 17 km 
  • north-south:  18 km 
  • city boundary:  86 km 

Geographical position

  • Latitude:  51° 10`
  • Longitude:  06° 26`
  • Highest point: (Rheydter Höhe) 133 m above sea level
  • Lowest point: (Niers) 35 m above sea level

Land use  

  • Buildings and undeveloped areas:  45.6 sq km  
  • Industrial area:  1.2 sq km  
  • Recreational area:  6.2 sq km 
  • Traffic area:  20.9 sq km 
  • Agricultural area:  74.1 sq km 
  • Woodlands:  15.1 sq km 
  • Surface area covered by water:  1.1 sq km
  • Areas of other use:  6.2 sq km  
  • Total: 170.4 sq km  
     

Composition of population  

  • Number of inhabitants (06/09):  261,687 
  • Female:  134,951
  • Male:  126,736
  • Foreign residents (approx. 130 nations):  10.4 %  
  • Unemployment rate (05/09):  12.6 % 
  • Employees subject to compulsory social insurance (09/08):  84,344

Traffic infrastructure  

  • Motorways:
    A 52 (Düsseldorf-Ruhrgebiet)
    A 61 (Netherlands-Cologne-Koblenz)
    A 44 (Aachen-Belgium)
    10 junctions  

  • Train lines:
    in all directions, main railway stations Mönchengladbach (S-Bahn-connection direction Düsseldorf) and Rheydt

  • Airports:
    Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport, Rhein-Ruhr-Airport Düsseldorf (30 km), Köln/Bonn Airport (60 km)

  • Shipping:
    Rhine-ports Neuss (25 km), Krefeld (30 km) and Duisburg (50 km); Maas-ports Venlo (30 km) and Roermond (30 km); sea ports Antwerp (170 km), Rotterdam (200 km) and Amsterdam (240 km)

  • Road network:
    897 km within city district 

  • Public transport:
    31 bus routes, route network 585 km, approx. 36 million passengers per year