Kerpen

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Kerpen
Bergerhausen Castle
Bergerhausen Castle
Coat of arms of Kerpen
Coat of arms
Location of Kerpen within Rhein-Erft-Kreis district
Mettmann (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHeinsberg (district)Rhein-Kreis NeussCologneWesselingRhein-Sieg-KreisDüren (district)Euskirchen (district)PulheimBergheimErftstadtHürthKerpenBedburgBrühlFrechenElsdorfKerpen in BM.svg
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Kerpen is located in Germany
Kerpen
Kerpen
Kerpen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Kerpen
Kerpen
Coordinates: 50°52′19″N 6°41′46″E / 50.87194°N 6.69611°E / 50.87194; 6.69611Coordinates: 50°52′19″N 6°41′46″E / 50.87194°N 6.69611°E / 50.87194; 6.69611
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Erft-Kreis
Subdivisions9
Government
 • MayorDieter Spürck (CDU)
Area
 • Total113.94 km2 (43.99 sq mi)
Elevation
95 m (312 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total66,702
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
50169, 50170, 50171
Dialling codes02237 (Balkhausen, Brüggen, Kerpen, Türnich),
02273 (Horrem, Neu-Bottenbroich, Sindorf),
02275 (Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim, Manheim-neu)
Vehicle registrationBM
Loersfeld Palace
Palace Loersfeld around 1860, Edition by Alexander Duncker
Loersfeld Palace

Kerpen (German: [ˈkɛʁpn̩] (About this soundlisten)) is the most populated town in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). It is located about 20 kilometres southwest from Cologne.

Division of the town[edit]

The town of Kerpen was created in 1975, when the previously independent municipalities Balkhausen, Blatzheim, Brüggen, Buir, Horrem, Kerpen, Manheim, Mödrath, Sindorf and Türnich were merged.

Monuments[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Kerpen is famous as the birthplace of Catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 – 4 December 1865) and Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007), pioneer of electronic music composition. It was the hometown of Formula One motor racing driver Wolfgang von Trips (4 May 1928 – 10 September 1961). In more recent times, two former residents, the brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher, have emulated von Trips in achieving success in Formula One. Patrice Bart-Williams is an acclaimed reggae artist.

Education[edit]

In 2008, Gymnasium der Stadt Kerpen was considered the largest school in Germany.[2]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Kerpen is twinned with:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Die wohl größte Schule in Deutschland". ksta.de (in German). Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Kerpens Städtepartnerschaften". stadt-kerpen.de (in German). Kerpen. Retrieved 2021-02-16.

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