Langenfeld is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) in the district of Mettmann. The suburban city is located between Düsseldorf and Cologne. Langenfeld was formed from the two localities of Richrath and Reusrath and received city rights in 1948.

Langenfeld
Haus Arndt
Haus Arndt
Coat of arms of Langenfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Langenfeld within Mettmann district
Mettmann (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaEnnepe-Ruhr-KreisRemscheidWuppertalSolingenRheinisch-Bergischer KreisLeverkusenCologneRhein-Kreis NeussDüsseldorfDuisburgMülheim an der RuhrEssenMonheim am RheinLangenfeldHildenHaanErkrathMettmannWülfrathVelbertHeiligenhausRatingenLangenfeld in ME.svg
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Langenfeld is located in Germany
Langenfeld
Langenfeld
Langenfeld is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Langenfeld
Langenfeld
Coordinates: 51°7′N 6°57′E / 51.117°N 6.950°E / 51.117; 6.950Coordinates: 51°7′N 6°57′E / 51.117°N 6.950°E / 51.117; 6.950
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictMettmann
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorFrank Schneider (CDU)
Area
 • Total41.10 km2 (15.87 sq mi)
Elevation
37-111 m (−327 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total58,927
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
40764
Dialling codes02173, (02171), (0212)
Vehicle registrationME
Websitewww.langenfeld.de
Marktarkaden
Stadthalle with Schauplatz

EconomicsEdit

 
Debt clock (2007)
 
Markthalle

Langenfeld has no public debt as of October 3, 2008. The debt clock installed at the City Hall in 1997, showing the current debts of Langenfeld, the Rhineland, and the national debt, got demounted end of 2008 and handed over to Grevenbroich. In Langenfeld it had served its purpose, so the comment by former mayor Magnus Staehler. The town was honored for that with the prize Kommune des Jahres 2007 (Municipality of the Year 2007) in the national contest Großer Preis des Mittelstandes (Grand Prize by Small Firms and Traders) of the Oskar-Patzelt-Siftung.[2] To achieve that goal, on the one hand taxes got raised and in addition cuts of subsidies to clubs applied, so that debts halved from 1997 up to 2002.[3] Being free of debt, and with that regaining free hand, was celebrated with a big party for the citizens at the first weekend in October under the slogan "Golden Times".[4] Up to 2013 the savings from that surpluses had strongly diminished again by the budget deficits of the following years.[5]

TransportationEdit

Langenfeld is accessed by nearby highways A 3, A 59 and A 542, as well as the Bundesstrasse (federal route) B8. The mainline railway from Düsseldorf to Cologne runs through the town's area as well. Public transport is provided by the S-Bahn line S6 and various bus lines operating under the umbrella of the VRR.

The nearest airports are Düsseldorf Airport (approx. 28 km) and Cologne Bonn Airport (approx. 35 km).

International relationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Langenfeld ist „Kommune des Jahres“: mittelstandspreis.com, Herbst 2007 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.lebendige-stadt.de: Symposium „Stadt der Zukunft“ in der Autostadt Wolfsburg Archived 2010-05-15 at the Wayback Machine 27. September 2002.
  4. ^ "Langenfeld: 2008: Endlich schuldenfrei!". 2 October 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
  5. ^ Langenfeld: Haushaltsentwurf 2013: CDU-Mehrheit stimmt zu. auf: rp-online.de, 6. März 2013.
  6. ^ "Partnerstädte" (in German). Stadt Langenfeld. Retrieved 2015-01-04.