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Porz (7)
River view of Porz with district town hall
River view of Porz with district town hall
Location within Cologne
Porz (7) is located in Germany
Porz (7)
Porz (7)
Porz (7) is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Porz (7)
Porz (7)
Coordinates: 50°53′16″N 7°03′19″E / 50.88778°N 7.05528°E / 50.88778; 7.05528
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictUrban district
CityCologne
Area
 • Total78.92 km2 (30.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total113,415
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Aerial photograph of Porz, looking west across the Rhine
Courtyard of mid-18th-century Schloss Wahn

Porz (German: Köln-Porz) is a borough or Stadtbezirk of Cologne, Germany. It is situated on the east side of the Rhine in the south-east of the city. Porz is the largest borough of Cologne by area at 78.92 km2 and has 113,500 inhabitants.

Porz borders with the Cologne boroughs of Kalk and Innenstadt to the North, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis and Rhein-Sieg-Kreis to the East and South, and the Rhine to the West. On the other riverbank lies the Cologne borough of Rodenkirchen.

History

In 1951 the former independent town of Porz was awarded the town privileges (Stadtrechte). In the course of the local government reform in the 1970s in North Rhine-Westphalia, Porz was incorporated with Cologne.

Subdivisions

Porz consists of 16 Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km2) Pop. per km2 map
701 Poll 11,141 5,17 2,156 District map of Porz
702 Westhoven 4,604 4,22 1,092
703 Ensen [de] 6,860 1,62 4,233
704 Gremberghoven 2,842 5,83 487
705 Eil 8,813 16,2 543
706 Porz 13,785 3,12 4,420
707 Urbach 11,970 2,29 5,220
708 Elsdorf 1,480 1,77 838
709 Grengel 5,202 10,7 487
710 Wahnheide 7,638 2,88 2,655
711 Wahn 6,076 2,26 2,684
712 Lind 3,378 2,25 1,503
713 Libur 1,106 6,38 173
714 Zündorf 12,060 8,12 1,485
715 Langel 3,201 5,33 601
716 Finkenberg 6,377 0,64 9,998
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)

Economy

Organisations based in Porz include: The German Aerospace Center, TÜV Rheinland, The European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency and the Cologne-Bonn airport. Engine manufacturer Deutz AG has its headquarter and a R&D facility in Porz.[2] The Executive Transport Wing of the German Air Force is based on the military part of the Cologne-Bonn airport and contributes to the local economy by the large number of soldiers stationed there. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Porz has been known for its glass manufacture.

Transport

For car drivers, Porz can be reached from the Cologne Beltway via Bundesautobahn 59 and Bundesautobahn 559.

Rhine bridges

Public transport

Porz is served by a number of railway stations. Regional train station include Porz (Rhein), Porz-Wahn, Köln-Steinstraße and Köln-Airport Business Park. Porz (proper) has two light-rail stations of Stadtbahn line 7: Porz Steinstraße to the north and Porz Markt in the town center.

Twin towns – sister cities

Porz is "twinned" with the following cities:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Kölner Stadtteilinformationen 2020" (PDF). Stadt Köln. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  2. ^ "DEUTZ AG: Imprint".
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte". Retrieved 22 June 2009.
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