Wermelskirchen is a toun in the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany, sootheast o Remscheid. It is hame tae the warld's biggest live Christmas tree.

Wermelskirchen
Coat o airms o Wermelskirchen
Coat o airms
Wermelskirchen is locatit in Germany
Wermelskirchen
Wermelskirchen
Location o Wermelskirchen athin Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis destrict
Wermelskirchen in GL.svg
Coordinates: 51°09′N 7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217Coordinates: 51°09′N 7°13′E / 51.150°N 7.217°E / 51.150; 7.217
KintraGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionKöln
DestrictRheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Govrenment
 • MayorEric Weik (FDP)
Area
 • Total74.66 km2 (28.83 sq mi)
Elevation
345 m (1,132 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot34,504
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
42929
Diallin codes02196
02193 (Dabringhausen)
Vehicle registrationGL
Wabsteidwww.wermelskirchen.de

Coat o airmsEedit

The coat o airms o the ceety o Wermelskirchen leuks like a siller shield split intae thirds. In the left field is an aik tree. In the richt field there is a Swan an pictured in the middle field there is a kirk.

EducationEedit

Wermelskirchen haes an Evangelical, a Roman Catholic kirk an a Laitin schuil.

EconomyEedit

The ceety haes the heid office o OBI [2] and the oreegin of the castor manufacturer TENTE.

Notable fowkEedit

Wermelskirchen is the birthplace o Carl Leverkus, foonder o a German chemical an pharmaceutical company in Leverkusen, whilk wis later owertakken bi Bayer an run bi Carl Duisberg.

Film director an writer Uwe Boll, director o Alone in the Dark an BloodRayne wis born here.

Thomas Kleine, German fitbawer, wis born in Wermelskirchen in 1977.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
  2. "Impressum." OBI. Retrieved on 2 February 2011. "Komplementär OBI Heimwerkermarkt Systemzentrale GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7-9, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Amtsgericht Köln HR B 36389 ."

Freemit airtinsEedit