The Rhineland-Palatinate is one of 16 German federal states (Länder) located in the southwest of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2010, its total population was 4.01m, 4.9% of the national total. Its capital city is Mainz. The Rhineland-Palatinate borders the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse, and the countries Belgium, France and Luxembourg.
In 2010, regional GDP in Rhineland-Palatinate was €107.6b, accounting for 4.3% of the overall German GDP. Regional GDP per capita reached €26,861 in 2010, which amounted to 87.9% of the German average ...MORE
Research, Development & Innovation
The overall RTDI intensity in the Rhineland-Palatinate can be characterised as low compared to other German regions; the Stifterverband ranks Rhineland-Palatinate among those states within Germany wit ...MORE
As a German federal state, the Rhineland-Palatinate has substantial autonomy with regard to legislation and tax-raising powers, as well as a say in some matters of federal policy. The German Basic Law ...MORE
The overall objectives of Rhineland-Palatinate's regional innovation policy are i) to strengthen the competitiveness of higher education institutions as well as non-university research institutions, i ...MORE