|Mayor||Rudi Bertram (SPD)|
|Area||76.559 km2 (29.560 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 - 262 m|
|Population||55,646 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||727 /km2 (1,883 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Eschweiler is a German town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located next to the river Inde, near the German-Belgian-Dutch frontier, and about 15 km east of Aachen and 50 km (31.1 mi) west of Cologne. It has about 55,000 inhabitants. Its area has about 77 km2 (29.7 sq mi).
In Eschweiler, there are many castles. Eschweiler is a big carnival town. There are also many sport places, e.g. two public swimming pools, a golf place and an artificial lake. A well-known school in Eschweiler is the Bischöfliche Liebfrauenschule with its over 100 years of tradition. Its pupils always had better grades than those who attended the Städtisches Gymnasium.
Eschweiler is located at the railway line from Aachen to Cologne. The central station was opened in September 1841.
Next to Eschweiler, there is a village called Bergrath. It is not important.
In 2010, a new shopping center with a MediaMarkt-store opened next to the motorway.
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