Eschweiler

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Eschweiler
District Court in Eschweiler
District Court in Eschweiler
Coat of arms of Eschweiler
Eschweiler is located in Germany
Eschweiler
Coordinates 50°49′0″N 6°17′0″E / 50.816667°N 6.283333°E / 50.816667; 6.283333
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Aachen
Town subdivisions 22
Mayor Rudi Bertram (SPD)
Basic statistics
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)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate AC
Postal code 52249
Area code 02403
Website www.eschweiler.de

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 Central Station

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.