Leverkusen

Leverkusen (German: [ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩] (listen)) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the eastern bank of the Rhine. To the south, Leverkusen borders the city of Cologne and to the north is the state capital Düsseldorf.

Leverkusen
Leverkusen within North Rhine-Westphalia
Leverkusen
Leverkusen
Coordinates: 51°02′N 06°59′E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (202025) Uwe Richrath[1] (SPD)
  Governing partiesCDU / SPD / Bürgerliste
Area
  Total78.85 km2 (30.44 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
  Total163,851
  Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Dialling codes0214, 02171 & 02173
Vehicle registrationLEV and OP
Websitewww.leverkusen.de

With about 161,000 inhabitants, Leverkusen is one of the state's smaller cities. The city is known for the pharmaceutical company Bayer and its associated sports club Bayer 04 Leverkusen.


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