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Rheinbach

Rheinbach
Aerial view of Rheinbach
Aerial view of Rheinbach
Coat of arms of Rheinbach
Coat of arms
Rheinbach is located in Germany
Rheinbach
Rheinbach
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 9
Government
 • Mayor CDU
Area
 • Total 69.74 km2 (26.93 sq mi)
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 26,790
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53359
Dialling codes 02226
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.rheinbach.de

Rheinbach is a town in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district (Landkreis), in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It belongs to the administrative district (Regierungsbezirk) of Cologne (Köln).

Geography

Rheinbach is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) south-west of Bonn, a few kilometres away from the Eifel region. Rheinbach is twinned with Sevenoaks, Kent.[2]

Economy

Rheinbach is famous for its glasscraft, as after World War II many Eastern European glass workers fled here. It now has a Glass Working Technical School and its own glass-works museum.

Education

Rheinbach is a centre for education and has one of the few boarding and private schools in Germany: Vinzenz-Pallotti-Kolleg. The Palotti School is an all-boys school.

In addition one of the three campi of the "University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg" (Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg) is located in Rheinbach. This is used by the School of "Applied Natural Sciences" (Angewandte Naturwissenschaften), and the School of Business Administration in Rheinbach.

In the closer proximity the "Center for Technology and Founders" (Technologie- und Gründerzentrum) has grown, containing several startup companies.

Sister cities

Rheinbach is twinned with:

There is a town with a similar name. Rhinebeck, NY. The two cities participate in an exchange program. [3]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen".  
  2. ^ http://www.friends-of-rheinbach.org.uk
  3. ^ http://rhinebeckexchange.org/

External links

  • Official site (German)
  • University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (German)


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