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River view of Porz with district town hall
Location of Porz shown in red
|Federal state||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|• Total||78.8 km2 (30.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,352/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
Porz (German: Köln-Porz) is a city district or Stadtbezirk of Cologne, Germany. It is situated on the right side of the Rhine in the south-east of the city. Porz is the largest borough of Cologne by area at 78,87 km² and has 107,500 inhabitants.
Porz borders with the Cologne boroughs of Kalk and Innenstadt to the North, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis and Rhein-Sieg-Kreis to the East and South, and the Rhine to the West. On the other riverbank lies the Cologne borough of Rodenkirchen.
In 1951 the former independent town of Porz was awarded the town privileges (Stadtrechte). In the course of the local government reform in the 1970s in North Rhine-Westphalia, Porz was incorporated with Cologne.
Porz consists of 16 Stadtteile (city parts):
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|source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)|
Organisations based in Porz include: The German Aerospace Center, TÜV Rheinland, The European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency and part of Cologne-Bonn airport. Engine manufacturer Deutz AG has an R&D facility in Porz. The Luftwaffenkaserne Wahn also belongs to Porz and contributes to the local economy by the large number soldiers stationed there. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Porz has been known for its glass manufacture.
Porz is served by a number of railway stations. Regional train station include Porz (Rhein), Porz-Wahn, Köln-Steinstraße and Köln-Airport Business Park. Porz (proper) has two light-rail stations of Stadtbahn-line . One is at Porz Steinstraße, the other in the town center at Porz Markt:
|Preceding station||KVB||Following station|
Twin towns – sister cities
- "Partnerstädte". Retrieved 22 June 2009.
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- Official webpage of the district (in German)
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