Bergisch Gladbach

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

Bergisch Gladbach
Forecourt o Schloss Bensberg
Forecourt o Schloss Bensberg
Banner o Bergisch Gladbach
Coat of airms o Bergisch Gladbach
Coat airms
Bergisch Gladbach is located in Germany
Bergisch Gladbach
Bergisch Gladbach
Location o Bergisch Gladbach athin Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis destrict
Coordinates: 51°06′N 07°07′E / 51.100°N 7.117°E / 51.100; 7.117Coordinates: 51°06′N 07°07′E / 51.100°N 7.117°E / 51.100; 7.117
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionKöln
DestrictRheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
 • MayorLutz Urbach (CDU)
 • Total83.12 km2 (32.09 sq mi)
51 - 267 m (−825 ft)
 • Total111,645
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes02202, 02204, 02207
Vehicle registrationGL

Geography eedit

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

Neeebourin municipalities eedit

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

History eedit

Early dounsets 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 neebourin Bensberg an when it reached a population o 100,000 in 1977 it receivit the rank o a ceety.

Economy eedit

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

Internaitional relations eedit

Bergisch Gladbach is twinned wi:

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

Born in Bergisch Gladbach eedit

Schuils in Bergisch Gladbach eedit

References eedit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 Juin 2022.

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