Zülpich

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Zülpich
Coat of arms of Zülpich
Coat of arms
Zülpich   is located in Germany
Zülpich
Zülpich
Coordinates: 50°42′0″N 6°39′0″E / 50.70000°N 6.65000°E / 50.70000; 6.65000Coordinates: 50°42′0″N 6°39′0″E / 50.70000°N 6.65000°E / 50.70000; 6.65000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Euskirchen
Government
 • Mayor Albert Bergmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total 101 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,091
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53909
Dialling codes 02252
Vehicle registration EU
Website www.stadt-zuelpich.de

Zülpich is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between Aachen and Bonn. It belongs to the district of Euskirchen.

The town is commonly agreed to be the site with the Latin name of Tolbiacum, famous for the Battle of Tolbiac, fought between the Franks under Clovis I and the Alemanni; the traditional date is 496, corrected in many modern accounts to 506. The battle is commemorated in the names of the Rue de Tolbiac and the Tolbiac Métro station in Paris.

Incorporations[edit]

On 1 January 1969 the former municipalities of Bessenich, Dürscheven, Enzen, Langendorf, Linzenich-Lövenich, Merzenich, Nemmenich, Oberelvenich, Rövenich, Sinzenich, Ülpenich, Weiler in der Ebene and Wichterich were incorporated into the borough of Zülpich.[2] On 1 January 1972 Bürvenich, Füssenich and Schwerfen (part of Veytal) were added.[3]

Pictures[edit]

Zülpich's Cologne gate
Sinzenich's Jewish cemetery
St. Gereon (Dürscheven)
Museum of Bathing Culture

Sights[edit]

Twinnings[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Martin Bünermann (1970) (in German), Die Gemeinden des ersten Neugliederungsprogramms in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln: Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, p. 88 
  3. ^ Martin Bünermann, Heinz Köstering (1975) (in German), Die Gemeinden und Kreise nach der kommunalen Gebietsreform in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln: Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, ISBN 3-555-30092-X