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Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°58′E / 50.817°N 6.967°E / 50.817; 6.967Coordinates: 50°49′N 6°58′E / 50.817°N 6.967°E / 50.817; 6.967
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Cologne
District Rhein-Erft-Kreis
  Mayor Erwin Esser (SPD)
  Total 23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 35,975
  Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 50389
Dialling codes 02236, 02232
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.wesseling.de
Chemical industries of Wesseling on the Rhine

Wesseling is an industrial German city on the Rhine bordering Cologne city on the south. Wesseling originates from the Latin "Wasliacum" which means "Village of Waslica" The story that Wesselig originates from "changing of the rope" (German: Cologne-bred:Wechsel de Ling from when Rhine boats were pulled by horses is something like an urban legend because the name Wesseling is centuries older than the horse-changing station, which was located in Wesseling in the 18th century. In addition to 4 subdivisions, Wesseling has the industrial areas "Rheinbogen" and "Eichholz". Home to several chemical companies including Evonik, and Basell, and a Royal Dutch Shell oil refinery; the city was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II.

District Population
(Total: 36.729)
Area [m²]
(Total: 23.373.148)
Wesseling-Mitte 12.409 7.787.685
Keldenich 15.000 5.535.832
Berzdorf 4.869 4.293.268
Urfeld 4.057 5.756.363


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