Leichlingen (Rhine country)
|coat of arms||map|
coat of arms illustration on city leichlingen.de
|Land of the Federal Republic:||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|district:||Rheinisch Bergi circle|
|surface:||37.33 km ²|
|inhabitants:||27.524 (31. December 2004)|
|Population density:||737 Einwohner/km ²|
|height:||54-250 m and. NN|
|postal zip code:||42799|
|preselection:||02175 and 02174 (quarter joke hero)|
|geographical situation:|| |
Coordinates: 51° 07 ' n. Break, 7° 01 ' o. L.51° 07 ' n. Break, 7° 01 ' o. L.
|municipality key:||05 3 78 016|
|city arrangement:||2 local parts|
of the city administration:
| At the Büscherhof 1|
42799 Leichlingen (Rhine country)
|mayor:||Ernst Müller (SPD)|
Table of contents
also “bloom city” mentioned, is to Leichlingen in the northern Zipfel of the Rheinisch Bergi circle between the concentration cores Cologne, Leverkusen and Duesseldorf, with flowing city boundary to Solingen, because of the edge of theBergi country in delightful central mountain landscape.
The city rises from the west eastward and exhibits altitudes between 54 m and 250 m over NN . In the north of the city the natural and political border is the Wupper. Likewise becomesthe southern delimitation of the city in an educated manner by a natural border, the Murbach and the dam Diepental. The western and eastern delimitation takes place via the motorways A3/E 35 and A1/E 37.
The largest expansion of the city in east west direction amounts to approx.11.5 km. In north south direction the area is substantially narrower and amounts to in the largest expansion approx. 4.6 km.
Leichlingen consists of six quarters:
- Joke hero (since the local regional reorganization 1975) in the east of the city.
of it in the year 2005: 15.132 female, 13,976 male
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in Leichlingen are mainly three church municipalities represented:
- Evangelist municipality in Leichlingen and joke hero
- catholic church municipality in Leichlingen
- Evangelist-freechurch municipalities in Leichlingen, world PUCB oh and Kuhle
provable begins the history of Leichlingenin the year 973 n. Chr., when archbishop Gero of Cologne in “Leigelingon” the building of a monastery ordered, which was however never built. The place emerges 1019 as “Leichlingin” again in a document, as an archbishop Heribert of Cologne church andYard to Leichlingen the monastery Deutz gave. Since that 11. Century was an abbott to Deutz basic gentleman of the Gemarkung Leichlingen, whose center in the area between the today's Evangelist church and the former main yard of the monastery, for which “book yard” was appropriate. Right andparticularly on the left of the Wupper belonged still 21 smaller goods, some knight and gentleman seats such as house Vorst, Nesselrath, Leysiefen, Diepental, Eicherhof and other one as well as large forest possession in Oberleichlingen until 1803 to the monastery Deutz. The inhabitants operated agriculture and fishing.
Alreadyin 12. Century was Leichlingen Kirchort. In 14. The first Schleifereien to the Wupper and in the side valleys, which oil, grain and milling mills followed, developed for century. They were the forerunners of the today's metal and textile industry. Over centuries leave themselvesSchleifer, webers, Bleicher, Färber and Gerber prove. Nevertheless lived the inhabitants to in 19. Besides century mainly of the agriculture and operated cultivation of fruit.
Around the center 19. Century began the actual development Leichlingens to the city, howit today admits is. The building of the railway line Cologne Wuppertal created the traffic-moderate conditions for the first industrial settlements. In the year 1856 Leichlingen municipal rights were lent
mayor: Ernst Müller (SPD)
- ErikaHorsthemke (SPD)
- Gerhard slope ore (CDU)
the 34 seats of the town councillor distribute themselves as follows:
coat of arms
the coat of arms shows the blue-crowned, blue-reinforced and double swan goats red bergischen lions in the sign divided wavily by silver and blue in the upper field, in the lower field a silver fish with red fins. The fish, symbol for thatformer fish wealth of the Wupper, is taken over from the coat of arms of the sex of Vorst, whose castle towers above the valley of the Wupper today still impressively on a rock projection/lead.
partnerships between cities
Leichlingen maintains and maintains to three cities of the European foreign countryPartnerships between cities:
- Henley on Thames (Great Britain ) as characteristic
- everyone is dedicated Funchal
- / larva Irish Republican Army (Portugal
) to Marly le Roi (France) the Wupperbrücken in Leichlingen of a twin city and carries their names.
culture and objects of interest
as buildings particularly worth seeing apply in Leichlingen:
- Evgl. Town church with baroque equipment.
- HouseEicherhof (in the vernacular: Lock Eicherhof)
- house Vorst
- house Nesselrath
even in the further periphery is Leichlingen by the fruit market well-known, which takes place annually in October. Exactly the same is on the same weekend the taking place harvest thank celebration admits in joke heroes, whose is high point a fixed removal on Sunday.
of sons and daughters of the city Leichlingen
- Rudolf Geller (1894-1973), weaving mill founder
- Karl-Heinz loud-young (1914-2000), professor for nuclear physics
- Julius POH-lie (1842-1916), engineer and entrepreneur
- Friedrich overtravel (1826-1871), philosopher
- Wolfgang Carpenter (* 1949), politicians
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