Wesseling is an industrial German city on the Rhine bordering Cologne city on the south. Wesseling originates from the Latin "Wasliacum" which means "Village of Waslica" The story that Wesselig originates from "changing of the rope" (German: Cologne-bred:Wechsel de Ling from when Rhine boats were pulled by horses is something like an urban legend because the name Wesseling is centuries older than the horse-changing station, which was located in Wesseling in the 18th century. In addition to 4 subdivisions, Wesseling has the industrial areas "Rheinbogen" and "Eichholz". Home to several chemical companies including Evonik, and Basell, and a Royal Dutch Shell oil refinery; the city was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II.

Wesseling
Old town hall
Old town hall
Coat of arms of Wesseling
Coat of arms
Location of Wesseling within Rhein-Erft-Kreis district
Mettmann (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHeinsberg (district)Rhein-Kreis NeussCologneWesselingRhein-Sieg-KreisDüren (district)Euskirchen (district)PulheimBergheimErftstadtHürthKerpenBedburgBrühlFrechenElsdorfWesseling in BM.svg
About this image
Wesseling is located in Germany
Wesseling
Wesseling
Wesseling is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Wesseling
Wesseling
Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°58′E / 50.817°N 6.967°E / 50.817; 6.967Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°58′E / 50.817°N 6.967°E / 50.817; 6.967
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictRhein-Erft-Kreis
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorErwin Esser (SPD)
Area
 • Total23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation
42 - 62 m (−160 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total36,146
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
50389
Dialling codes02236, 02232
Vehicle registrationBM
Websitewww.wesseling.de
Chemical industries of Wesseling on the Rhine
District Population
(Total: 36.729)
Area [m²]
(Total: 23.373.148)
Wesseling-Mitte 12.409 7.787.685
Keldenich 15.000 5.535.832
Berzdorf 4.869 4.293.268
Urfeld 4.057 5.756.363

ReferencesEdit

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