Bornheim (Rheinland)

Bornheim is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the West bank of the Rhine, approx. 10 km north-west of Bonn, 20 km south of Cologne.

Bornheim
Church of Saint Sebastian in Bornheim-Roisdorf
Church of Saint Sebastian in Bornheim-Roisdorf
Coat of arms of Bornheim
Coat of arms
Location of Bornheim within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
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Bornheim is located in Germany
Bornheim
Bornheim
Bornheim is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Bornheim
Bornheim
Coordinates: 50°45′33″N 7°0′18″E / 50.75917°N 7.00500°E / 50.75917; 7.00500Coordinates: 50°45′33″N 7°0′18″E / 50.75917°N 7.00500°E / 50.75917; 7.00500
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Henseler (SPD)
Area
 • Total82.72 km2 (31.94 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total48,326
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53332
Dialling codes02222, 02227, 02236 (Widdig)
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.bornheim.de
Bornheim Palace, around 1860, Edition by Alexander Duncker
Bornheim Palace

The town borders on Bonn to the south, the towns of Alfter and Swisttal to the southwest, the town of Weilerswist to the west, the towns of Brühl and Wesseling to the north, as well as the Rhine-bordering town of Niederkassel in the east.

Bornheim is divided up into 14 districts: Bornheim, Brenig, Dersdorf, Hemmerich, Hersel, Kardorf, Merten, Rösberg, Roisdorf, Sechtem, Uedorf, Walberberg, Waldorf and Widdig.

Bornheim has a strong agricultural industry and is famous for its white asparagus.

PersonalitiesEdit

Honorary citizenEdit

  • Heinrich Böll (1917-1985) lived from 1982 to 1985 in the district Merten and is buried there in the old cemetery. On the occasion of his 25th death, Böll was posthumously appointed honorary citizen.

Personalities connected with the townEdit

  • Paul von Rusdorf (c. 1385-1441), the master of the Teutonic Order 1422 to 1441, came from the knighthood of the lords of Roisdorf. He is buried in the Annenkapelle of the Marienburg / West Prussia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.