Erftstadt is a town located about 20 km south-west of Cologne in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name of the town derives from the river which flows through it, the Erft. Carl Schurz, a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War was born in Erftstadt-Liblar on March 2, 1829, as was Joseph Kentenich, a Catholic Priest of the Pallottine order and founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, on 16 November 1885. He is also remembered as a thinker, theologian, and educationalist.
The courthouse in Erftstadt
|• Mayor||Volker Erner (CDU)|
|• Total||119.88 km2 (46.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wards of ErftstadtEdit
- Carl Schurz (1829–1906), politician and first German-born cabinet secretary (Secretary of the Interior 1877–1881) in the US
- Jean Bungartz (1854–1934), animal artist, specialist author, photographer, breeder, lived from 1886 to 1913 in Lechenich
- Josef Kentenich (1885–1968), founder of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement
- Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918–1970), composer, born in Bliesheim
- Hennes Weisweiler (1919–1983), football coach, born in Lechenich
- Manfred Donike (1933–1995), cyclist, chemist and well-known doping investigator
- Manfred Donike (1960–2003), cyclist and functionary
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Städtepartnerschaften". erftstadt.de (in German). Erftstadt. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
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