Frechen

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Frechen
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Frechen
Coordinates: 50°55′N6°49′E / 50.917°N 6.817°E / 50.917; 6.817 Coordinates: 50°55′N6°49′E / 50.917°N 6.817°E / 50.917; 6.817
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Subdivisions9
Government
   Mayor Susanne Stupp (CDU)
Area
  Total45.11 km2 (17.42 sq mi)
Highest elevation
158 m (518 ft)
Lowest elevation
58 m (190 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31) [1]
  Total52,439
  Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
50226
Dialling codes 02234
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.stadt-frechen.de

Frechen is a town in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Frechen was first mentioned in 877. It is situated at the western Cologne city border.

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It is the site of the 1257 Battle of Frechen between Conrad von Hochstaden, Archbishop of Cologne and the people of the town. In the 16th century it acquired a name for its terra cotta artifacts, especially the "Bartmannskrug" (beardman jug). In the late 18th century lignite was industrially mined. Digging for lignite dominated the city's economy until the end of the 20th century. In 1891 the first briquette factory was opened. On 2 September 1951 Frechen received its city-rights including the villages of Bachem, Hücheln and Buschbell. On 1 January 1975 the nearby villages of Grefrath, Habbelrath, Königsdorf and Neufreimersdorf were also incorporated. From the 1980s onwards an increasing number of industrial, commercial and service enterprises choose Frechen as their location, so that the town changed its features considerably.

Population

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As of December 31, 2015 there were 51,999 inhabitants registered.

Local council

Elections were held in May 2014.

Sons and daughters of the city

Twin towns – sister cities

Frechen is twinned with: [2]

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References

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW . Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. "Leben in Frechen". stadt-frechen.de (in German). Frechen. Retrieved 2021-02-03.