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Coat of arms of Alfter
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Alfter  is located in Germany
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
 • Mayor Rolf Schumacher (CDU)
 • Total 34.73 km2 (13.41 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,003
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53347
Dialling codes 02222, 0228
Vehicle registration SU

Alfter is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 6 km west of Bonn.


The community of Alfter lies west of former capital of Bonn, on the southern Ridge of the "Vorgebirge". It borders along the city of Bornheim (Alfter being more in the south), Bonn lying to the east, and North of the cities (Rheinland) of Meckenheim and Rheinbach. To the west lies the community of Swistal. Alfter consists of a total area of 35 km², of which 18 km² is used for agricultural purposes and 8 km² is forest.


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