The courthouse in Erftstadt

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°46′E / 50.817°N 6.767°E / 50.817; 6.767Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°46′E / 50.817°N 6.767°E / 50.817; 6.767
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Rhein-Erft-Kreis
  Mayor Volker Erner (CDU)
  Total 119.88 km2 (46.29 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 49,786
  Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 50374
Dialling codes 02235
Vehicle registration BM

Erftstadt is a town located about 20 km south-west of Cologne in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name of the town derives from the river which flows through it, the Erft. Carl Schurz, a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War was born in Erftstadt-Liblar on March 2, 1829 as was Joseph Kentenicha Catholic Priest of the Pallottine order and founder of the Schoenstatt Movement on 16 November 1885. He is also remembered as a thinker, theologian, and educationalist.

International relations

Erftstadt is twinned with:

Wards of Erftstadt

  1. Ahrem
  2. Blessem/Frauenthal
  3. Bliesheim
  4. Borr
  5. Dirmerzheim
  6. Erp
  7. Friesheim
  8. Gymnich
  9. Herrig
  10. Kierdorf
  11. Köttingen
  12. Lechenich
  13. Liblar
  14. Niederberg


Carl Schurz


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