Schleiden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It lies in the Eifel hills, in the district of Euskirchen, and has 12,998 inhabitants as of 30 June 2017.[2] Schleiden is connected by a tourist railway to Kall, on the Eifel Railway between Cologne and Trier. The town consists of 18 settlements, the largest of which are Gemünd and Schleiden proper.

Schleiden
Coat of arms of Schleiden
Coat of arms
Location of Schleiden within Euskirchen district
Schleiden in EU.svg
Schleiden is located in Germany
Schleiden
Schleiden
Schleiden is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Schleiden
Schleiden
Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictEuskirchen
Government
 • MayorUdo Meister (FDP)
Area
 • Total122.09 km2 (47.14 sq mi)
Elevation
456 m (1,496 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,053
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53937
Dialling codes02445
Vehicle registrationEU, SLE
Websitewww.schleiden.de

HistoryEdit

Historical affiliations

  County of Luxembourg 1271–1353
  Duchy of Luxembourg 1353–1795
  French Republic 1795–1804
  French Empire 1804–1815
  Kingdom of Prussia 1815–1871
  German Empire 1871–1918
  Weimar Republic 1918–1933
  Nazi Germany 1933–1945
  Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949
  West Germany 1949–1990
  Germany 1990–present

MayorsEdit

[3]

  • 1972−1975: Max Fesenmeyer (independent)
  • 1975−1984: Herbert Hermesdorf (1914-1999) (CDU)
  • 1984−1995: Alois Sommer (CDU)
  • 1995−1997: Dieter Wolter (CDU)
  • 1997−2004: Christoph Lorbach (CDU)
  • 2004−2012: Ralf Hergarten (independent)
  • since 2012: Udo Meister (FDP)

EducationEdit

There are the following schools in the city:

  • Municipal High School
  • Clara-Fey-High School, Schleiden (carrier is the diocese of Aachen)
  • Municipal Secondary School
  • Primary school
  • Elementary school
  • Elementary school Gemünd
  • Elementary school Dreiborn
  • Astrid Lindgren School, Schleiden
 
Schleiden castle aerial view

Public figuresEdit

 
Johannes Sleidanus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahlen im Regierungsbezirk Köln". Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen: Statistik. it.nrw.de (accessed 24 June 2018).
  3. ^ http://www.schleiden.de/sv_schleiden/Rathaus/Rathaus%20&%20Politik/Rathaus/Verwaltungsorganisation/Verwaltungsf%C3%BChrung%20seit%201972 administration since 1972 homepage of the town Schleiden