Esslingen district

A lot is happening in a relatively small area in the Esslingen district. The economy is booming here, the whole world comes together at the state fair and Stuttgart Airport and those looking for relaxation find fascinating landscapes right on their doorstep.

As part of the Stuttgart metropolitan area, the Esslingen district is densely populated in the west and characterized by a fascinating landscape in the east. It is a destination for many who are looking for relaxation in nature. The entire district area is excellently connected to the road and rail network. With Stuttgart Airport and the trade fair, there are two facilities in the district whose importance extends far beyond the state border. The district is also characterized by a rich cultural life and a dense network of schools, universities and leisure facilities.

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figures, data, facts

• Population: 530.000
• Area: 649 km²
• Population density: 816 inhabitants/km²
• Municipalities: 44
• Export share: 50%
• Exhibition area: 100.000 m²
• 286 km² nature reserve

The attractiveness of the Esslingen location in the Stuttgart region is also confirmed by the more than 530.000 inhabitants: the district is one of the most populous in Germany. The backbone of this economic strength is formed by numerous global companies and global players alongside many small and innovative medium-sized companies. Particularly noteworthy are mechanical engineering and automotive suppliers. A large part of the region's mechanical engineering sales are generated in the Esslingen district.

Education is very important in the Esslingen district: the skilled workers of tomorrow are prepared for their professional future at nine vocational schools and at the university locations in Esslingen and Nürtingen. The Competence Center for Green Buildings and Urban Climate e. V. and the Technical Textiles Competence Center actively connect the relevant know-how providers from business and science to form a regional network.

Further information

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