Leichlingen

Leichlingen (officially Leichlingen (Rheinland)) is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Leichlingen is a centre for apple and berry growing in the region.

Leichlingen
Eicherhof Manor
Eicherhof Manor
Coat of arms of Leichlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Leichlingen within Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis district
Rheinisch-Bergischer KreisRhein-Sieg-KreisNorth Rhine-WestphaliaCologneLeverkusenMettmann (district)SolingenRemscheidOberbergischer KreisOverathRösrathBergisch GladbachKürtenOdenthalWermelskirchenBurscheidLeichlingenLeichlingen (Rheinland) in GL.svg
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Leichlingen is located in Germany
Leichlingen
Leichlingen
Leichlingen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Leichlingen
Leichlingen
Coordinates: 51°07′N 7°01′E / 51.117°N 7.017°E / 51.117; 7.017Coordinates: 51°07′N 7°01′E / 51.117°N 7.017°E / 51.117; 7.017
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictRheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorFrank Steffes (SPD)
Area
 • Total37.33 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Lowest elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total28,000
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
42799
Dialling codes02175
02174 (Witzhelden)
Vehicle registrationGL
Websitewww.leichlingen.de

GeographyEdit

Leichlingen is situated at the edged of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region close to Cologne. The town centre lies on the river Wupper.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Leichlingen is twinned with:[2]

Notable peopleEdit

 
Johann Wilhelm Wilms

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Partnerstädte". leichlingen.de (in German). Leichlingen. Retrieved 2021-01-21.