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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Urban district
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Buchhorn (CDU)
 • Governing parties CDU / SPD / Bürgerliste
Area
 • Total 78.85 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 161,336
 • Density 2,046.11/km2 (5,299.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 0214, 02171 & 02173
Vehicle registration LEV
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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