Wermelskirchen

Wermelskirchen is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, southeast of Remscheid. It is home to one of Europe's biggest live Christmas trees (measuring 26m).

Wermelskirchen
Church of Saint Michael
Church of Saint Michael
Coat of arms of Wermelskirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Wermelskirchen within Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis district
Rheinisch-Bergischer KreisRhein-Sieg-KreisNorth Rhine-WestphaliaCologneLeverkusenMettmann (district)SolingenRemscheidOberbergischer KreisOverathRösrathBergisch GladbachKürtenOdenthalWermelskirchenBurscheidLeichlingenWermelskirchen in GL.svg
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Wermelskirchen is located in Germany
Wermelskirchen
Wermelskirchen
Wermelskirchen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Wermelskirchen
Wermelskirchen
Coordinates: 51°09′N 7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217Coordinates: 51°09′N 7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Government
 • MayorRainer Bleek (SPD)
Area
 • Total74.66 km2 (28.83 sq mi)
Elevation
345 m (1,132 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total34,719
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
42929
Dialling codes02196
02193 (Dabringhausen)
02174 (Bechhausen)
Vehicle registrationGL
Websitewww.wermelskirchen.de

Coat of armsEdit

 
Historic marker

The coat-of-arms of the city of Wermelskirchen looks like a silver shield split into thirds. In the left field is an oak tree. In the right field there is a Swan and pictured in the middle field there is a church.

EducationEdit

Wermelskirchen has an Evangelical, a Roman Catholic church and a Latin school.

EconomyEdit

The city has the head office of OBI [2] and the origin of the caster manufacturer TENTE.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Impressum." OBI. Retrieved on 2 February 2011. "Komplementär OBI Heimwerkermarkt Systemzentrale GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7-9, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Amtsgericht Köln HR B 36389 ."

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