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
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
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total34,765
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
42929
Dialling codes02196
02193 (Dabringhausen)
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 castor manufacturer TENTE.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

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