coat of arms Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate is one of Europe’s high tech regions, with above-average economic strength and a focus on export. Family-friendly infrastructures, excellent schools, universities and educational institutions as well as beautiful natural and cultural landscapes and the mighty rivers Rhine  and  Moselle  make Rhineland-Palatinate a lovely place to be.



The three largest cities

Mainz (209,779 inhabitants)
Ludwigshafen am Rhein (164,718 inhabitants)
Koblenz (112,586 inhabitants)


19,854.46 km2


4,052,803 inhabitants

Number of foreign nationals

441,410 people

The five largest nations of origin are:

  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Syria
  • Italy
  • Romania

Important industries

  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive engineering (incl. suppliers)
  • Metal production and processing, mechanical engineering

Regional characteristics

  • top European business location with strong industries and excellent educational infrastructure, located at the heart of Europe
  • warm and welcoming people, fascinating natural landscapes at the heart of Europe
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: innovative, modern, sustainable

Information on the state

Official website offering information on Rhineland-Palatinate (German)

Rhineland-Palatinate Location Finder
Database containing available commercial sites in Rhineland-Palatinate (German, English, French)

The Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB)
Information on funding available for individuals wishing to set up their own business (German, English)

Information for immigrants

Welcome Center

Rhineland-Palatinate for qualified professionals
The official state portal with information for qualified professionals (German, English, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Italian, Arabic)

Ministry for Families, Women, Youth, Integration and Consumer Protection
Information about integration and immigration (German)

Recognition authorities and advisory centres
Central point of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German)

Welcome Center Rheinland-Pfalz
(German, English)

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