Baesweiler (German pronunciation: [ˈbaːsvaɪlɐ] (listen)) is a municipality in the district of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Baesweiler
Castle Baesweiler, front
Castle Baesweiler, front
Coat of arms of Baesweiler
Location of Baesweiler within Aachen district
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Baesweiler is located in Germany
Baesweiler
Baesweiler
Baesweiler is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Baesweiler
Baesweiler
Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictAachen
Subdivisions7
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Pierre Froesch[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total27,319
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
52499
Dialling codes02401
Vehicle registrationAC
Websitewww.baesweiler.de

GeographyEdit

Baesweiler is located approximately 20 km north-east of Aachen.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the municipalityEdit

 
Setterich

The municipality has seven subdivisions since a local government reform in 1972 (populations as of January 2007):

  • Baesweiler (13,864 inhabitants)
  • Beggendorf (1,667 inhabitants)
  • Floverich (408 inhabitants)
  • Loverich (1,255 inhabitants)
  • Oidtweiler (2,731 inhabitants)
  • Puffendorf (441 inhabitants)
  • Setterich (7,794 inhabitants)

HistoryEdit

In 1371 a battle took place between the armies of Wenceslaus I, duke of Brabant on one hand, and Gulik and Gelre on the other.[3] Wenceslaus, upon his capture, suffered a humiliating defeat.[4]

Population developmentEdit

  • 1950: 13.268
  • 1970: 24.223
  • 1998: 26.731
  • 2000: 27.434
  • 2002: 27.604
  • 2004: 27.933
  • 2006: 28.160
  • 2008: 27.991
  • 2010: 27.898
  • 2012: 26.445
  • 2014: 26.597
  • 2015: 26.819

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Baesweiler is twinned with:[5]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, (The Boydell Press, 2009), 80.
  4. ^ Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, 80.
  5. ^ "Städtepartnerschaft" (in German). Baesweiler. Retrieved 2021-12-08.

External linksEdit