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1. General Information :

Köln is a municipality located in western Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the largest town of the Land, ahead of of Düsseldorf and Dortmund, and the fourth largest city of Germany in terms of population (behind Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).

Population: 1 027 504  inhabitants

Location: Germany

Official Website

Twinned with: Igny (France) ; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) ; Thessaloniki (Greece) ; Tunis (Tunisia) ; Beijing (China) ; Istanbul (Turkey); Berlin (Germany); Corinto (Nicaragua) ; Cluj-Napoca (Romania) ; Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg); Indianapolis (United States) ; Liverpool (United Kingdom) ; Rotterdam (Netherlands) ; Turku (Finland) ; Lille (France) ; Hazebrouck (France) ; Barcelona (Spain) ; Brive-la-Gaillarde (France) ; Rijeka (Croatia) ; Turin (Italy) ; Katowice (Poland) ; Liège (Belgium) ; Wattignies (France) ; Cork (Ireland) ; Tel-Aviv (Israel) ; Kyōto (Japan) ; Bethlehem (Palestine) ; Volgograd (Russia)

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 2016

The City and the National Forum, the German European Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS)

Member of DEFUS since 2016
Vice-president of DEFUS from January 2017

3. Further information :

Interview with Henriette Reker, mayor of Cologne