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District Court in Eschweiler
District Court in Eschweiler
Coat of arms of Eschweiler
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Aachen
Subdivisions 22
 • Mayor Rudi Bertram (SPD)
 • Total 76.559 km2 (29.560 sq mi)
Elevation 110 - 262 m (−750 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 55,646
 • Density 726.838/km2 (1,882.502/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52249
Dialling codes 02403
Vehicle registration AC

Eschweiler is a German town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is 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. These include 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.

Eschweiler Central Station

Eschweiler is on the railway line from Aachen to Cologne. The central station was opened in September 1841. Next to Eschweiler, there is a village called Bergrath. In 2010, a new shopping center with a MediaMarkt-store opened next to the motorway.