Swisttal

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Swisttal
Coat of arms of Swisttal
Coat of arms
Swisttal is located in Germany
Swisttal
Swisttal
Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 06°55′13″E / 50.71778°N 6.92028°E / 50.71778; 6.92028Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 06°55′13″E / 50.71778°N 6.92028°E / 50.71778; 6.92028
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 10
Government
 • Mayor Eckhard Maack
Area
 • Total 62.27 km2 (24.04 sq mi)
Elevation 133 - 177 m (−448 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,497
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53913
Dialling codes 02254, 02226, 02255, 02251
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.swisttal.de

Swisttal is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Swisttal received its names from a brook named Swist, which flows in the middle of the municipality.

Geography[edit]

Swisttal is situated approximately 15 km west of Bonn. It covers a surface of approx. 65 km² (10 km² forest surface (the Kottenforst), agriculture surface 49 km²).

Division of the municipality[edit]

The municipality consists of the local districts

as well as the hamlets Hohn, Vershoven, Moemerzheim and Muettinghoven. The local administration is situated between the villages Ludendorf and Essig.

Buildings and places[edit]

In the proximity of the partial place Buschhoven lies the route of the earlier Eifel water pipeline (Eifel Aqueduct), a Roman aqueduct for the supply of Cologne with drinking water. The water castle in Morenhoven, the castle Heimerzheim and the reconciliation church in Buschhoven with the reconditioned romance organ, are very worth mentioning.

Parks[edit]

Naturpark Kottenforst-Ville, a natural preserve.

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