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Leverkusen is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°02′N 06°59′E / 51.033°N 6.983°E / 51.033; 6.983Coordinates: 51°02′N 06°59′E / 51.033°N 6.983°E / 51.033; 6.983
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionKöln
DestrictUrban destrict
 • MayorReinhard Buchhorn (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / SPD / Bürgerliste
 • Total78.85 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
60 m (200 ft)
 • Total163,838
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Diallin codes0214, 02171 & 02173
Vehicle registrationLEV

Leverkusen (German pronunciation: [ˈleːfɐˌkuːzn̩]) is a ceety in North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany on the eastren bank o the Rhine. Tae the sooth, Leverkusen borders the ceety o Cologne an tae the north is the state caipital Düsseldorf.

Wi aboot 161,000 indwallers, Leverkusen is ane o the state's smawer ceeties. The ceety is kent for the pharmaceutical company Bayer an its associatit sports club Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Datin tae the 12t century as Wiesdorf, the Leverkusen aurie wis rural till the late 19t century.

Chemical facility

In 1860, Wiesdorf wis chosen bi the apothecary Carl Leverkus for establishin a dye factory. The factory wis taken ower bi the Bayer company in 1891. The company muivit its office tae Wiesdorf in 1912, turning the toun intae the centre o German chemical industry. In Warld War II, the Bayer (Standard Oil/IG Farben) plant [1] wis bombit on 22 August 1943,[2] Archived 2013-01-14 at Archive.today an durin the Battle o Berlin (air) on November 19/20 an December 10/11, 1943.

Leverkusen wis foondit in 1930 bi mergin Wiesdorf, Schlebusch, Steinbüchel an Rheindorf. In 1975, Opladen (includin Lützenkirchen syne 1930), Hitdorf an Bergisch Neukirchen jynt. The present ceety is made up o several veelages, oreeginally cried Wiesdorf, Opladen, Schlebusch, Lützenkirchen, Steinbüchel, Rheindorf an Bergisch-Neukirchen.

Main sichts an places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Japanese Garden in front o the Bayer touer
The BayArena is the stadium an hame o Leverkusen's fitbaa team Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Efter the extension the stadium nou haulds place for ower 30,210 fowk.
Bayer Cross Leverkusen
The Bayer Cross Leverkusen is ane o the lairgest illuminatit advertisements in the warld. It haes a identifyin meanin for Leverkusen's population.
Freudenthaler Sensenhammer
the Sensenhammer is a 'livin' industrial museum. The permanent exhibition includes manufratur o scythes an drepanium an the uise o those tuils in fermin. The museum itsel is the biggest exhibit. The museum is uised in a different wey an aw, for ensaumple for concerts or theater.
  • Schloss Morsbroich - moatit castle in the baroque style, nou a museum for contemporary airt
  • Water Tower Leverkusen-Bürrig - 72.45-metre-high (237.7 ft) watter reservoir containin an observation deck
  • Neuland Park - lairge pairk beside the Rhine
  • Japanese Garden - A gairden creatit bi Carl Duisberg at 1923
  • Colony o wirkers - historical urban destrict in the centre o Leverkusen
  • Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit - historical Boat brig next tae the Rhine atween Wiesdorf an Rheindorf
  • Mausoleum o Carl Duisberg - mausoleum in the centre o the Carl Duisberg Pairk next tae the Casino
  • NaturGut Ophoven - educational centre for natur in Leverkusen-Opladen

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]


Leverkusen is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 Julie 2019.
  2. "Twin towns". www.ouka.fi. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. (Bracknell Town, part of the Bracknell Forest local authority twinned with Opladen in 1973, Opladen then incorporated with Leverkusen in 1975
  4. "Twin towns". www.ratibor.de. Retrieved 20 September 2012.

Literature[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Blaschke, Stefan (1999): Unternehmen und Gemeinde: Das Bayerwerk im Raum Leverkusen 1891-1914 Cologne: SH-Verlag, ISBN 3-89498-068-0 (German)
  • Archive o Leverkusen (2005): Leverkusen. Geschichte einer Stadt am Rhein. Bielefeld: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, ISBN 3-89534-575-X (German)
  • Franz Gruß (1987): Geschichte und Porträt der Stadt Leverkusen. Leverkusen: Verlag Anna Gruß, ISBN 3-930478-03-X (German)

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