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Bergisch Gladbach
Forecourt o Schloss Bensberg
Forecourt o Schloss Bensberg
Flag of Bergisch Gladbach
Coat o airms o Bergisch Gladbach
Bergisch Gladbach is located in Germany
Bergisch Gladbach
Bergisch Gladbach
Coordinates 51°06′N 7°07′E / 51.100°N 7.117°E / 51.100; 7.117
Admeenistration
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. region Cologne
Destrict Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Ceety subdivisions 6
Mayor Lutz Urbach (CDU)
Basic statistics
Aurie 83.12 km2 (32.09 sq mi)
Elevation 51 - 267 m
Population 109,138 (31 Dizember 2012)[1]
 - Density 1,313 /km2 (3,401 /sq mi)
Ither information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate GL
Postal codes 51401-51469
Aurie codes 02202, 02204, 02207
Wabsteid www.bergischgladbach.de

Aboot this soond Bergisch Gladbach  is a ceety in the Cologne/Bonn Region o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany an caipital o the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (destrict).

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bergisch Gladbach is locatit east o the river Rhine, approx. 10 kilometers east o Cologne.

Neeebourin municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beginnin in the north clockwise the neeebourin municipalities an neebourin touns are: Odenthal, Kürten, Overath, Rösrath, Cologne an Leverkusen.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early settlements existed in the 13t century, but the toun wis offeecially foondit in 1856.

Auld castle an toun haw o Bensberg

The wird “Bergisch” in the name does no oreeginate frae its location in the earldom o Berg an wis no addit tae distinguish it frae Mönchengladbach as believit bi mony fowk, but frae the earls who gave their name tae the region. At the stairt o the 12t century the earls o "Berg" settled in the aurie an it became the grand duchy o "Berg". This is whaur the first pairt o the name (Bergisch) comes frae.

The seicont pairt o the name is a lot haurder tae splain in Inglis, as it oreeginates frae Law German (Bergisches Platt). "Gladbach" evolvit frae the stream "Strunde", which receivit an airtificial river bed in early medieval times. Basically the river wis "laid" which means "gelaat" in "Bergisch Platt", the slang/dialect o the region. Durin the centuries the wird "gelaat" evolvit an wis roondit bi the fowk tae "glad". The seicont pairt o the wird, "bach" stands for stream, meant is the "Strunde". Basically "Gladbach" means stream wi an airtificially laid river bed.

In 1975 the ceety incorporatit the neighbouring Bensberg an when it reached a population o 100,000 in 1977 it receivit the rank o a ceety.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its principal industries include paper manufacturin, printin, glasswool manufacturin an heich tech.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bergisch Gladbach is twinned wi:

Kintra Place Coonty / Destrict / Region / State Date
Fraunce Fraunce Bourgoin-Jallieu Flag of Rhône-Alpes.svg Rhône-Alpes 1956
Unitit Kinrick Unitit Kinrick Luton Flag of Bedfordshire.svg Bedfordshire 1956
Netherlands Netherlands Velsen Flag North-Holland, Netherlands.svg North Holland 1956
Fraunce Fraunce Joinville-le-Pont 1960
Unitit Kinrick Unitit Kinrick Runnymede 1965
Lithuanie Lithuanie Marijampolė 1989
Cyprus Cyprus Limassol 1991
Poland Poland Pszczyna Silesie Voivodship, pszczyński coonty, Pszczyna gmina 1993
State o Palestine Palestine Beit Jala Wast Bank 2010

Born in Bergisch Gladbach[eedit | eedit soorce]

Schuils in Bergisch Gladbach[eedit | eedit soorce]

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