Cologne

For ither uises, see Cologne (disambiguation).
Cologne
Köln
View of Cologne from the Helios Lighthouse
View of Cologne from the Helios Lighthouse
Banner o Cologne
Banner
Coat o airms o Cologne
Coat o airms
Cologne is locatit in Germany
Cologne
Cologne
Cologne athin North Rhine-Westphalie
North rhine w K.svg
Coordinates: 50°57′N 06°58′E / 50°57′N 06°58′E / 50.950; 6.967
KintraGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionCologne
DestrictUrban district
Foondit38 BC
Govrenment
 • Lord MayorJürgen Roters (SPD)
Aurie
 • Total405.15 km2 (156.43 sq mi)
Elevation37 m (121 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot1,060,582
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes50441–51149
Diallin codes0221, 02203 (Porz)
Vehicle registrationK
Wabsteidwww.stadt-koeln.de

Cologne (German: Köln, pronounced [kœln] ( listen); Kölsch dialect: Kölle [ˈkœɫə]) is Germany's fowert-lairgest ceety (efter Berlin, Hamburg an Munich), an is the lairgest ceety baith in the German Federal State o North Rhine-Westphalie an athin the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Aurie, ane o the major European metropolitan auries wi mair than ane million inhabitants. It is ane o the auldest ceeties in Germany, haein been foondit bi the Ubii in the year 38 BC. The name is derived frae that o the Roman dounset, Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

Cologne lies on the River Rhine. The ceety's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat o the Catholic Archbishop o Cologne. The University o Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is ane o Europe's auldest varsities.

Cologne is a major cultural centre o the Rhineland an haes a vibrant airts scene. Cologne is hame tae mair than 30 museums an hunders o galleries. Exhibitions range frae local auncient Roman archeological sites tae contemporary graphics an sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a nummer o trade shows such as Airt Cologne, imm Cologne Internaitional Furniture Fair an the Photokina. Cologne is an aa well-kent for its celebration o Cologne Carnival, the annual reggae summerjam, an Cologne Gay Pride.

Athin Germany, Cologne is kent as an important media center. Several radio an television stations, includin Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), RTL an VOX, hae thair heidquarters in the ceety. Baith Pro7 an Sat.1 produce TV shows in Cologne as well. Further, the ceety hosts the Cologne Comedy Festival, which is considered tae be the lairgest comedy festival in mainland Europe.[2]

Twin touns — sister ceeties

Main airticle: Leet o twin touns an sister ceeties in Germany

Cologne is "twinned" wi the follaein ceeties:[3]

  • Turkey Istanbul, Turkey, syne 1997
  • Romanie Cluj-Napoca, Romanie, syne 1999
  • Unitit Kinrick Dunstable, Unitit Kinrick (ae borough o Porz)
  • Unitit Kinrick Benfleet, Unitit Kinrick (ae borough o Rodenkirchen)
  • Fraunce Igny, Fraunce
  • Fraunce Brive-la-Gaillarde, Fraunce
  • Fraunce Hazebrouck, Fraunce
  • Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Netherlands Eygelshoven, Netherlands
  • Philippines Batangas, Philippines
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Keulen
Alemannisch: Köln
አማርኛ: ኮልን
العربية: كولونيا
azərbaycanca: Köln
تۆرکجه: کولن
Boarisch: Köln
žemaitėška: Kiolns
беларуская: Кёльн
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Кёльн
български: Кьолн
বাংলা: কোলন
brezhoneg: Köln
bosanski: Köln
нохчийн: Кёльн
کوردی: کۆلن
kaszëbsczi: Kôln
Cymraeg: Cwlen
dansk: Köln
Deutsch: Köln
Zazaki: Köln
dolnoserbski: Köln
Ελληνικά: Κολωνία
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Culògna
English: Cologne
Esperanto: Kolonjo
eesti: Köln
estremeñu: Colonia
فارسی: کلن
suomi: Köln
français: Cologne
Nordfriisk: Köln
Frysk: Keulen
Gaeilge: Köln
Gàidhlig: Köln
Gaelg: Koloin
Hausa: Köln
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Cologne
עברית: קלן
हिन्दी: कोलोन
hrvatski: Köln
hornjoserbsce: Köln
magyar: Köln
հայերեն: Քյոլն
interlingua: Colonia
Bahasa Indonesia: Köln
Interlingue: Köln
Ido: Köln
íslenska: Köln
日本語: ケルン
Basa Jawa: Köln
ქართული: კელნი
Taqbaylit: Köln
қазақша: Кёльн
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕಲೋನ್
한국어: 쾰른
Ripoarisch: Kölle
kurdî: Köln
Кыргызча: Көльн
Lëtzebuergesch: Köln
Lingua Franca Nova: Köln
Limburgs: Kölle
Ligure: Colonia
lumbaart: Colonia
lietuvių: Kelnas
latviešu: Ķelne
олык марий: Кёльн
македонски: Келн
മലയാളം: കൊളോൺ
монгол: Кёльн
मराठी: क्योल्न
кырык мары: Кӧльн
Bahasa Melayu: Cologne
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကိုလုံးမြို့
Plattdüütsch: Köln
Nedersaksies: Keulen
Nederlands: Keulen (stad)
norsk nynorsk: Köln
norsk: Köln
occitan: Colonha
Ирон: Кёльн
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਲਨ
Kapampangan: Cologne
Piemontèis: Colònia
پنجابی: کلون
Runa Simi: Köln
română: Köln
русский: Кёльн
sardu: Colonia
sicilianu: Culonia
سنڌي: ڪولون
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Köln
Simple English: Cologne
slovenčina: Kolín nad Rýnom
slovenščina: Köln
shqip: Këlni
српски / srpski: Келн
Seeltersk: Köln
svenska: Köln
Kiswahili: Köln
ślůnski: Köln
தமிழ்: கோல்ன்
తెలుగు: కొలోన్
ไทย: โคโลญ
Tagalog: Cologne
Türkçe: Köln
татарча/tatarça: Көлн
chiTumbuka: Cologne
Twi: Köln
удмурт: Кёльн
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Kolon
українська: Кельн
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kyoln
vepsän kel’: Köl'n
Tiếng Việt: Köln
Volapük: Köln
Winaray: Colonia
吴语: 科隆
ייִדיש: קעלן
中文: 科隆
Bân-lâm-gú: Köln