Hennef (Sieg)

Hennef (Sieg) (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛnɛf] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Sieg, approx. 7 kilometres (4 miles) south-east of Siegburg and 15 km (9 mi) east of Bonn. Hennef is the fourth-biggest town in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis (i.e. district).[3] It is the site of the 15th-century castle, Schloss Allner, next to the Allner See. Within Hennef is the town of Stadt Blankenberg, with the castle of Blankenberg.

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Aerial view of Hennef, May 2008
Aerial view of Hennef, May 2008
Coat of arms of Hennef
Location of Hennef within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
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Hennef is located in Germany
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Hennef is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Coordinates: 50°47′N 7°17′E / 50.783°N 7.283°E / 50.783; 7.283Coordinates: 50°47′N 7°17′E / 50.783°N 7.283°E / 50.783; 7.283
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Mario Dahm[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total105.79 km2 (40.85 sq mi)
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total47,544
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53773
Dialling codes02242/02248
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.hennef.de

Hennef is also known as the "City of 100 villages".

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Hennef is twinned with:[4]

TriviaEdit

  • The first calibratable automatic weighing scales in the world by Carl Reuther was invented in Hennef
  • Hennef's current district of Geistingen was first mentioned in a document from 885. Hennef itselfs was first mentioned in 1075 as "Hannafo"
  • The national football team sometimes trains here, at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 the Argentina national football team stayed here.
  • Football teams Tura Hennef and F.C. Geistingen amalgamated in 2005 to become Hennef '05
  • The song What Is Love was written and produced in Hennef

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Bevölkerung im Regierungsbezirk Köln" (in German). LDS NRW. Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Partnerstädte". hennef.de (in German). Hennef (Sieg). Retrieved 14 February 2021.

External linksEdit

 
Former town hall of Hennef