What are some facts about the German city, Koln?

I am writing a report for my German class and I need to research the city Koln, but I need a little help. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Cologne (German: Köln (help·info) /kœln/; Kölsch: Kölle /ˈkœɫə/) is Germany's fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than 12 million inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in A.D. 50.

    Cologne lies at the River Rhine and the city's world famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is seat to a Roman Catholic Archdiocese, just as important to the city as its specially brewed Kölsch beer. Cologne University is one of Europe's oldest universities and internationally renowned for its economics department.

    Cologne is the economic and cultural capital of the Rhineland and has a vibrant and thriving art scene. Cologne counts over 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local Ancient Roman archaeological findings to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The city's Trade Fair Grounds are host to a number of trade shows such as the Art Cologne Fair, the International Furniture Fair (IMM) and the Photokina. Cologne is also well known for its celebration of Cologne Carnival and the Cologne Gay Pride events.

    In 2005 Cologne hosted the 20th Roman Catholic World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI and one of the largest ever meetings of over a million participants.

    See more on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne

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    1 decade ago

    It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in A.D. 50.

    Cologne lies at the River Rhine and the city's world famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is seat to a Roman Catholic Archdiocese, just as important to the city as its specially brewed Kölsch beer. Cologne University is one of Europe's oldest universities and internationally renowned for its economics department.

    Cologne is the 4th most populous city in Germany, behind Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. As of June 30th 2005, Cologne's population was 975,907, using the German standard method of only counting persons whose primary residence (German: Hauptwohnsitz) was in the city.

    Notwithstanding, the city of Cologne also includes those with an auxiliary residence (German: Nebenwohnsitz), thus raising the figure to 1,023,101. This refers mainly to students, who retain their primary residence in their former hometown, while only claiming an auxiliary residence in Cologne. The population density was 2,408.8/km² (6,238.6/mi²). According to the local statistics, 313,386 people have a migration background .

    Cologne plays a paramount role in Germany's television industry. It is home to Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) - the biggest branch of ARD, the syndicate of German public broadcasters. Cologne is also home to the private broadcaster RTL, as well as a large number of smaller media, television and film production companies.

    Cologne is well known for its beer, called Kölsch. Kölsch is also the name of the local dialect. This has led to the common joke that Kölsch is the only language you can drink.

    One of Cologne's largest companies is the European headquarters of the Ford Motor Company with large administrative, technical and production departments.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is the officially web site of Koeln. It is even in english!!

    http://www.koeln.de/en/index.html

    http://www.stadt-koeln.de/en/koelntourismus/index....

    I hope it helps. For you class mates, most of the german cities have web sites also in englich.

    Source(s): I am German
  • 1 decade ago

    it has a river running threw it called the river rhine very nice place

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cologne

    I could cut and paste the article here, but I prefer to save space.

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