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Indestraße in Eschweiler
Indestraße in Eschweiler
Flag of Eschweiler
Coat of arms of Eschweiler
Location of Eschweiler within Aachen district
Eschweiler in AC.svg
Eschweiler is located in Germany
Eschweiler is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°17′E / 50.817°N 6.283°E / 50.817; 6.283Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°17′E / 50.817°N 6.283°E / 50.817; 6.283
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
 • MayorRudi Bertram (SPD)
 • Total76.559 km2 (29.560 sq mi)
Highest elevation
262 m (860 ft)
Lowest elevation
110 m (360 ft)
 • Total55,784
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes02403
Vehicle registrationAC, MON

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 kilometres (9.3 miles) east of Aachen and 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) west of Cologne. It has about 55,000 inhabitants. Its area has about 77 square kilometres (29.7 square miles).

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 railway station

Eschweiler is on the railway line from Aachen to Cologne. The Eschweiler Central railway station was opened in 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

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