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
Coat of arms
Leverkusen is located in Germany
Leverkusen
Leverkusen
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CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • MayorReinhard Buchhorn (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / SPD / Bürgerliste
Area
 • Total78.85 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total161,336
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes0214, 02171 & 02173
Vehicle registrationLEV
Websitewww.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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