Baesweiler (German pronunciation: [ˈbaːsvaɪlɐ]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Baesweiler is located approximately 20 km north-east of Aachen.
Division of the municipality
The municipality has seven subdivisions since a local government reform in 1972 (populations as of January 2007):
- Baesweiler (13,864 inhabitants)
- Beggendorf (1,667 inhabitants)
- Floverich (408 inhabitants)
- Loverich (1,255 inhabitants)
- Oidtweiler (2,731 inhabitants)
- Puffendorf (441 inhabitants)
- Setterich (7,794 inhabitants)
In 1371 a battle took place between the armies of Wenceslaus I, duke of Brabant on one hand, and Gulik and Gelre on the other. Wenceslaus, upon his capture, suffered a humiliating defeat.
Baesweiler is twinned with:
Monument for the coal pit "Carl-Alexander" erected on Reyplatz