Erftstadt is a town located about 20 km south-west of Cologne in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name of the town derives from the river which flows through it, the Erft. Carl Schurz, a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War was born in Erftstadt-Liblar on March 2, 1829, as was Joseph Kentenich, a Catholic Priest of the Pallottine order and founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, on 16 November 1885. He is also remembered as a thinker, theologian, and educationalist.

Erftstadt
The courthouse in Erftstadt
The courthouse in Erftstadt
Coat of arms of Erftstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Erftstadt within Rhein-Erft-Kreis district
Mettmann (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHeinsberg (district)Rhein-Kreis NeussCologneWesselingRhein-Sieg-KreisDüren (district)Euskirchen (district)PulheimBergheimErftstadtHürthKerpenBedburgBrühlFrechenElsdorfErftstadt in BM.svg
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Erftstadt is located in Germany
Erftstadt
Erftstadt
Erftstadt is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Erftstadt
Erftstadt
Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°46′E / 50.817°N 6.767°E / 50.817; 6.767Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°46′E / 50.817°N 6.767°E / 50.817; 6.767
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictRhein-Erft-Kreis
Subdivisions18
Government
 • MayorVolker Erner (CDU)
Area
 • Total119.88 km2 (46.29 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total49,801
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
50374
Dialling codes02235
Vehicle registrationBM
Websitewww.erftstadt.de

International relationsEdit

Wards of ErftstadtEdit

  1. Ahrem
  2. Blessem/Frauenthal
  3. Bliesheim
  4. Borr
  5. Dirmerzheim
  6. Erp
  7. Friesheim
  8. Gymnich
  9. Herrig
  10. Kierdorf
  11. Köttingen
  12. Lechenich
  13. Liblar
  14. Niederberg

PersonalitiesEdit

 
Carl Schurz

ReferencesEdit

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

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