Swisttal

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Swisttal
Coat of arms of Swisttal
Coat of arms
Swisttal  is located in Germany
Swisttal
Swisttal
Location of Swisttal within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
Euskirchen (district) Rhein-Erft-Kreis Rhineland-Palatinate North Rhine-Westphalia Cologne Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis Oberbergischer Kreis Swisttal Rheinbach Alfter Wachtberg Meckenheim Bornheim Bad Honnef Bonn Sankt Augustin Königswinter Hennef Troisdorf Siegburg Neunkirchen-Seelscheid Lohmar Eitorf Windeck Much RuppichterothSwisttal in SU.svg
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Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 06°55′13″E / 50.71778°N 6.92028°E / 50.71778; 6.92028Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 06°55′13″E / 50.71778°N 6.92028°E / 50.71778; 6.92028
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Eckhard Maack
Area
 • Total 62.27 km2 (24.04 sq mi)
Elevation 133 - 177 m (−448 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,231
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53913
Dialling codes 02254, 02226, 02255, 02251
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.swisttal.de

Swisttal is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Swisttal received its names from a brook named Swist, which flows in the middle of the municipality.

Geography

Swisttal is situated approximately 15 km west of Bonn. It covers an area of approx. 65 km² (of which 10 km² is forest, part of the Kottenforst, and 49 km² is used for agriculture).

Subdivisions

The municipality consists of the following parishes:

as well as the hamlets of Hohn, Vershoven, Moemerzheim and Muettinghoven. The local administration is situated between the villages Ludendorf and Essig.

Buildings and places

In the vicinity of the Buschhoven is the route of the former Eifel water pipeline (Eifel Aqueduct), a Roman aqueduct built to supply Cologne with drinking water. The water castle in Morenhoven, the castle of Heimerzheim and the reconciliation church in Buschhoven with its reconditioned romance organ, are worth mentioning.

Parks

Kottenforst-Ville Nature Park, a natural preserve.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 

External links

  • Official website (in German)


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