|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 lies on 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 60,000 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, an ice-hockey hall, a golf place and an artificial lake.
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