Düsseldorf-Wersten

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Wersten
Borough of Düsseldorf
Wersten  is located in Germany
Wersten
Wersten
Coordinates: 51°23′15.4″N 7°17′26.3″E / 51.387611°N 7.290639°E / 51.387611; 7.290639Coordinates: 51°23′15.4″N 7°17′26.3″E / 51.387611°N 7.290639°E / 51.387611; 7.290639
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
District Urban district
City Düsseldorf
Area
 • Total 4.38 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population (2007-10-31)
 • Total 26,788
 • Density 6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Wersten is an urban borough of Düsseldorf. It is south of Eller and Oberbilk, east of Bilk, and north of Holthausen. It has been a part of Düsseldorf since 1909.

History[edit]

Wersten was mentioned in writing for the first time in 1063 as 'Werstine'. In 1218 it was mentioned under the name 'Warstein'. In 1360 it was given to the administration of Monheim.

After Napoleon reordered the West of the German-Roman Empire, Wersten got part of the Mairie Benrath, in the Canton Richrath, Arrondissement Düsseldorf.

Later, after the Duchy of Berg fell to Prussia in 1815, Wersten was still part of the Mayoralty of Benrath. In 1909 the citizens of Wersten reached their aim to become a part of Düsseldorf, because in that way they got electricity and city gas a few years earlier than settlements outside of Düsseldorf.

Sights[edit]

  • Südpark park area former belonging to the Bundesgartenschau (Federal garden exhibition of Germany)
  • Roman Catholic Church St. Maria Rosenkranz, neoromanic basilika.
  • Roman Catholic Franz-von-Sales-Church, modern church
  • Roman Catholic Church St. Maria in den Benden, modern church
  • Protestant Stephanuskirche, modern church
Roman Catholic Church St. Maria Rosenkranz in Wersten

Infrastructure[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Provincial Insurance Company has its main office in Düsseldorf-Wersten. The rest of the economy in Wersten is based on smaller companies.

This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.

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