Porz

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Porz
7th District of Cologne
river view of Porz with district town hall
river view of Porz with district town hall
Coat of arms of Porz
Coat of arms
Location of Porz shown in red
Location of Porz shown in red
Country Germany
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
City Cologne
Area
 • Total 78.8 km2 (30.4 sq mi)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total 106,520
 • Density 1,352/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
aerial photograph of Porz, looking west across the Rhine
courtyard of mid-18th-century Schloss Wahn

Porz (German: Köln-Porz) is a city district or Stadtbezirk of Cologne, Germany. It is situated on the right side of the Rhine in the south-east of the city. Porz is the largest borough of Cologne by area at 78,87 km² and has 107,500 inhabitants.

Porz borders with the Cologne boroughs of Kalk and Innenstadt to the North, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis and Rhein-Sieg-Kreis to the East and South, and the Rhine to the West. On the other riverbank lies the Cologne borough of Rodenkirchen.

History[edit]

In 1951 the former independent town of Porz was awarded the town privileges (Stadtrechte). In the course of the local government reform in the 1970s in North Rhine-Westphalia, Porz was incorporated with Cologne.

Subdivisions[edit]

Porz consists of 16 Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km²) Pop. per km² map
701 Poll 11,141 5,17 2,156 District map of Porz
702 Westhoven 4,604 4,22 1,092
703 Ensen 6,860 1,62 4,233
704 Gremberghoven 2,842 5,83 487
705 Eil 8,813 16,2 543
706 Porz 13,785 3,12 4,420
707 Urbach 11,970 2,29 5,220
708 Elsdorf 1,480 1,77 838
709 Grengel 5,202 10,7 487
710 Wahnheide 7,638 2,88 2,655
711 Wahn 6,076 2,26 2,684
712 Lind 3,378 2,25 1,503
713 Libur 1,106 6,38 173
714 Zündorf 12,060 8,12 1,485
715 Langel 3,201 5,33 601
716 Finkenberg 6,377 0,64 9,998
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (German)

Economy[edit]

Organisations based in Porz include: The German Aerospace Center, TÜV Rheinland, The European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency and part of Cologne-Bonn airport. Engine manufacturer Deutz AG has an R&D facility in Porz. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Porz has also been known for its glass manufacture.

Transport[edit]

Main article: Transport in Cologne

For car drivers, Porz can be reached from the Cologne Beltway via Bundesautobahn 59 and Bundesautobahn 559.

Rhine bridges[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Porz is served by a number of railway stations. Regional train station include Porz (Rhein), Porz-Wahn, Köln-Steinstraße and Köln-Airport Business Park. Porz (proper) has two light-rail stations of Stadtbahn-line 7. One is at Porz Steinstraße, the other in the town center at Porz Markt:

Preceding station   KVB   Following station
7
toward Zündorf

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Porz is "twinned" with the following cities:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partnerstädte". Retrieved 22 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°53′16″N 7°03′19″E / 50.88778°N 7.05528°E / 50.88778; 7.05528