Schleiden

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Schleiden
Coat of arms of Schleiden
Coat of arms
Location of Schleiden
Schleiden is located in Germany
Schleiden
Schleiden
Schleiden is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Schleiden
Schleiden
Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictEuskirchen
Government
 • MayorUdo Meister (FDP)
Area
 • Total122.09 km2 (47.14 sq mi)
Elevation
456 m (1,496 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,934
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53937
Dialling codes02445
Vehicle registrationEU, SLE
Websitewww.schleiden.de

Schleiden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It lies in the Eifel hills, in the district of Euskirchen, and has 12,998 inhabitants as of 30 June 2017.[2] Schleiden is connected by a tourist railway to Kall, on the Eifel Railway between Cologne and Trier. The town consists of 18 settlements, the largest of which are Gemünd and Schleiden proper.

History[edit]

Historical affiliations

County of Luxembourg 1271–1353
Duchy of Luxembourg 1353–1795
French Republic 1795–1804
French Empire 1804–1815
 Kingdom of Prussia 1815–1871
 German Empire 1871–1918
 Weimar Republic 1918–1933
 Nazi Germany 1933–1945
 Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949
 West Germany 1949–1990
 Germany 1990–present

Mayors[edit]

[3]

  • 1972−1975: Max Fesenmeyer (independent)
  • 1975−1984: Herbert Hermesdorf (1914-1999) (CDU)
  • 1984−1995: Alois Sommer (CDU)
  • 1995−1997: Dieter Wolter (CDU)
  • 1997−2004: Christoph Lorbach (CDU)
  • 2004−2012: Ralf Hergarten (independent)
  • since 2012: Udo Meister (FDP)

Education[edit]

There are the following schools in the city:

  • Municipal High School
  • Clara-Fey-High School, Schleiden (carrier is the diocese of Aachen)
  • Municipal Secondary School
  • Primary school
  • Elementary school
  • Elementary school Gemünd
  • Elementary school Dreiborn
  • Astrid Lindgren School, Schleiden
Schleiden castle aerial view

Public figures[edit]

Johannes Sleidanus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahlen im Regierungsbezirk Köln". Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen: Statistik. it.nrw.de (accessed 24 June 2018).
  3. ^ http://www.schleiden.de/sv_schleiden/Rathaus/Rathaus%20&%20Politik/Rathaus/Verwaltungsorganisation/Verwaltungsf%C3%BChrung%20seit%201972 administration since 1972 homepage of the town Schleiden