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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 has become famous as being place of birth of the Catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping, as well as hometown of racing driver Wolfgang von Trips. More recent, the former residents Michael and Ralf Schumacher have achieved success in Formula One, Patrice Bart-Williams became a notable 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.