Mechernich

Mechernich (German: [ˈmɛçɐnɪç] (listen), Kölsch: Meischernisch) is a town in the district of Euskirchen in the south of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the "Naturpark Nordeifel" in the Eifel hills, approx. 15 km south-west of Euskirchen and 55 km from Cologne. Mechernich is a former mining town and had, in 2009, its 700-years celebration of foundation. Its local football club is called TUS Mechernich.

Mechernich
Location of Mechernich within Euskirchen district
BlankenheimKallDahlem
Mechernich
Mechernich
Coordinates: 50°36′N 6°39′E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictEuskirchen
Government
  Mayor (202025) Hans-Peter Schick[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total136.3 km2 (52.6 sq mi)
Elevation
365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total27,986
  Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53894
Dialling codes02443, 02256, 02484
Vehicle registrationEU
Websitewww.mechernich.de

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