Leverkusen

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Leverkusen
The Bayer skyscraper in Leverkusen, seen from the Japanese gardens
The Bayer skyscraper in Leverkusen, seen from the Japanese gardens
Coat of arms of Leverkusen
Leverkusen is located in Germany
Leverkusen
Coordinates 51°02′N 06°59′E / 51.03333°N 6.98333°E / 51.03333; 6.98333
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Urban district
Mayor Reinhard Buchhorn (CDU)
Governing parties CDUSPD / Bürgerliste
Basic statistics
Area 78.85 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m  (197 ft)
Population 161,336  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 2,046 /km2 (5,299 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate LEV
Area codes 0214, 02171 & 02173
Website www.leverkusen.de

Leverkusen is a city near Cologne at the river Rhine in Germany. As of October 2005, about 162,000 people lived there.

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