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|• Mayor||Dieter Spürck (CDU)|
|• Total||113.94 km2 (43.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||95 m (312 ft)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
50169, 50170, 50171
|Dialling codes||02237 (Balkhausen, Brüggen, Kerpen, Türnich),|
02273 (Horrem, Neu-Bottenbroich, Sindorf),
02275 (Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim, Manheim-neu)
Division of the townEdit
The town of Kerpen was created in 1975, when the previously independent municipalities Balkhausen, Blatzheim, Brüggen, Buir, Horrem, Kerpen, Manheim, Mödrath, Sindorf and Türnich were merged.
- Burg Bergerhausen
- Burg Loersfeld
- Schloss Türnich
Kerpen is famous as the birthplace of such luminaries as Catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 – 4 December 1865), Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007), pioneer of electronic music composition, and Formula One motor racing driver Wolfgang von Trips (4 May 1928 – 10 September 1961). More infamously, Kerpen was the birthplace of Christman Genipperteinga, a 16th century serial killer who reputedly murdered 964 people. In more recent times two former residents, the brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher, have emulated von Trips in achieving success in Formula One. Patrice Bart-Williams is an acclaimed reggae artist.
Since 1993, Kerpen has been twinned with Oświęcim in Poland, more commonly known by its German name "Auschwitz", site of the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. The town is also twinned with St. Vith in Belgium.
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Die wohl größte Schule in Deutschland". ksta.de (in German). Retrieved 19 October 2019.
- Official website (in German)
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