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Krefeld

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Basis Data
City Area: 137,68 km²
Population: 238.565 (as of 31.12.2003)
Population density: 1.733 Inhabitants/km²
Height: 39 m over sea level
ZIP Code: 47701 - 47839
(before '94: 4150)
Area Code: 02151
Coordinates: Template:Coor dm
License plate code: KR
"Amtlicher
Gemeindeschluessel":
05 1 14 000
Boroughs: 9 "Stadtbezirke"
with 19 "Stadtteilen"
Address : Stadtverwaltung
Von-der-Leyen-Platz 1
47798 Krefeld
Website: www.krefeld.de
E-Mail-Address: stadtservice@krefeld.de (mailto:stadtservice@krefeld.de)
Politics
"Oberbuergermeister": Gregor Kathstede (CDU)
Debt: 419,3 Mio € (as of 31.12.02)
Population statistics(as of 31.12.02)
Quote of
unemployed workers:
11,5 % inkl. Willich (as of 30.04.04)
Quote of
Aliens:
13,6 %
Age Structure:
0-18 Years: 18,1 %
18-65 Years: 63,4 %
more than 65 Years: 18,5 %

Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located southwest of the Ruhr area, just a few kilometres to the west of the River Rhine. (The borough of Uerdingen is situated directly on the Rhine.) Population: 238,100. The city was known as Crefeld until 1900. It is accessed by A57 (Cologne - Nimwegen) and the A44 (Aachen - Dusseldorf - Dortmund - Kassel)

The origins of the town were in Roman times, when the legions founded the military camp of Gelduba (today the borough of Gellep). Krefeld itself was first mentioned in 1105 under the name of Krinvelde. Uerdingen was originally an independent town east of Krefeld, founded in 1255. In medieval times it was larger and more important than Krefeld.

The growth of the town began in the 17th century, when Krefeld was one of few towns spared by the horrors of the Thirty Years' War. The town was quickly overpopulated. In 1683 a large group of Krefelders left the town, crossed the Atlantic and founded the settlement of Germantown (now incorporated in Philadelphia).

The town of Uerdingen was less lucky; it was completely destroyed in the Thirty Years' War by troops from Hesse and almost ceased to exist. Krefeld got ahead of Uerdingen; both towns merged in 1928.

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Districts

Incorporations

Here are the old cities and places that were incorporated into Krefeld:

  • 1901: Linn (Stadtrecht seit 1314)
  • 1907: Bockum, Verberg und Oppum (alle Bürgermeisterei Bockum)
  • 1929:
    • Krefeld became an independent city
    • Uerdingen, Krefeld (received municipal law in 1255/1344, added Hohenbudberg in Freimersheim)
    • Fischeln, Krefeld district
    • Traar, Krefeld district
    • Gellep and Stratum (in Lank), Krefeld district
    • Forstwald (Vorst), Krefeld district
    • Benrad und Hülserberg (Hüls), Kempem
  • 1975: Locality of Hüls from Kempen (since 1970 integrated and belonged since 1929 to the Kempen-Krefeld district; in 1936 Orbroich had been independent)

Historical population of Krefeld

Year Population
1604 350
1722 1,499
1787 7,896
1830 18,511
1871 57,105
1875 ¹ 62,905
1880 73,872
December 1, 1890 ¹ 105,376
December 2, 1895 ¹ 107,245
December 1, 1900 ¹ 106,928
December 1, 1905 ¹ 110,344
[[December 1], 1910 ¹ 129,406
October 8 1919 ¹ 124,325
Year Population
June 16 1925 ¹ 131,098
June 16, 1933 ¹ 165,305
May 17, 1939 ¹ 170,968
September 13, 1950 ¹ 171,875
June 6, 1961 ¹ 213,104
December 31, 1970 222,700
June 30, 1975 230,500
June 30, 1980 223,400
June 30, 1985 217,000
January 1, 1989 235,423
June 30, 1997 246,800
December 31, 2003 238,565

¹ Census data

Historical mayors of Krefeld from 1848

City councillors? 1946 - 1999

Twinnings

Persons

External links

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