Wermelskirchen

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Wermelskirchen
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Church of Saint Michael
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Location of Wermelskirchen within Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis district
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Wermelskirchen
Coordinates: 51°09′N7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217 Coordinates: 51°09′N7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Government
   Mayor (202025) Marion Lück [1] (Ind.)
Area
  Total74.66 km2 (28.83 sq mi)
Elevation
345 m (1,132 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total34,597
  Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
42929
Dialling codes 02196
02193 (Dabringhausen)
02174 (Bechhausen)
Vehicle registration GL
Website www.wermelskirchen.de

Wermelskirchen (German pronunciation: [ˈvɛʁml̩sˌkɪʁçn̩] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); Ripuarian: Wärmelßkirrshe) is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, southeast of Remscheid. It is home to one of Europe's biggest live Christmas trees (measuring 26m).

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Coat of arms

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Historic marker

The coat-of-arms of the city of Wermelskirchen looks like a silver shield split into thirds. In the left field is an oak tree. In the right field there is a Swan and pictured in the middle field there is a church.

Education

Wermelskirchen has an Evangelical, a Roman Catholic church and a Latin school.

Economy

The city has the head office of OBI [3] and the origin of the caster manufacturer TENTE.

Twin towns – sister cities

Wermelskirchen is twinned with: [4]

Notable people

Honorary citizens

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References

  1. Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW . Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. "Impressum." OBI. Retrieved on 2 February 2011. "Komplementär OBI Heimwerkermarkt Systemzentrale GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7-9, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Amtsgericht Köln HR B 36389."
  4. "Städtepartnerschaften & Patenschaften". wermelskirchen.de (in German). Wermelskirchen. Retrieved 2021-02-17.