Baesweiler

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Baesweiler
Castle Baesweiler, front
Castle Baesweiler, front
Coat of arms of Baesweiler
Coat of arms
Baesweiler is located in Germany
Baesweiler
Baesweiler
Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Aachen
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Willi Linkens (CDU)
Area
 • Total 27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 26,445
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52499
Dialling codes 02401
Vehicle registration AC
Website www.baesweiler.de

Baesweiler (German pronunciation: [ˈbaːsvaɪlɐ]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Baesweiler is located approximately 20 km north-east of Aachen.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the municipality[edit]

Setterich

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)

History[edit]

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.[2] Wenceslaus, upon his capture, suffered a humiliating defeat.[3]

International relations[edit]

Baesweiler is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, (The Boydell Press, 2009), 80.
  3. ^ Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, 80.

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