Chorweiler

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Chorweiler
6th District of Cologne
view of Rheinkassel in Merkenich
view of Rheinkassel in Merkenich
Location of Chorweiler shown in red
Location of Chorweiler shown in red
Country Germany
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
City Cologne
Area
 • Total 67.2 km2 (25.9 sq mi)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total 80,870
 • Density 1,204/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
1970s Chorweiler

Chorweiler (German: Köln-Chorweiler, German pronunciation: [kɔʁvaɪlɐ]) is the Sixth city district (Stadtbezirk) of Cologne, Germany. Large portion of the district of Chorweiler were incorporated into the city of Cologne in 1922, the quarter of Chorweiler was created in the 1970s. The district has the lowest population density in Cologne and many areas are very rural.

The District of Chorweiler borders with the Cologne boroughs of Nippes and Ehrenfeld to the South, Rhein-Erft-Kreis to the West, Rhein-Kreis Neuss to the North, and the Rhine to the East. On the other riverbank lies the city of Leverkusen.

Subdivisions[edit]

Chorweiler consists of twelve Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km²) Pop. per km² map
601 Merkenich 5,681 12,2 466 District map of Chorweiler
602 Fühlingen 2,103 4,94 426
603 Seeberg 11,303 1,78 6,347
604 Heimersdorf 5,859 1,75 3,357
605 Lindweiler 3,487 1,16 3,014
606 Pesch 7,621 2,83 2,689
607 Esch/Auweiler 6,455 7,61 848
608 Volkhoven/Weiler 6,016 4,35 1,382
609 Chorweiler 12,986 1,92 6,766
610 Blumenberg 5,894 3,22 1,829
611 Roggendorf/Thenhoven 3,839 13,8 279
612 Worringen 9,215 11,7 786
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (German)

Transportation[edit]

Chorweiler is served by numerous railway stations and highway. Train station include Köln-Chorweiler, Köln-Chorweiler Nord, Köln-Volkhovener Weg and Köln-Worringen, as well as numerous light rail stations of Cologne Stadtbahn line 12 and 15. The Bundesautobahn 57 connects Chorweiler with the Cologne Beltway.

Rhine bridges[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°02′38″N 6°53′44″E / 51.0438°N 6.89564°E / 51.0438; 6.89564