Weststadt (Braunschweig)

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Weststadt
Aerial view of Weststadt
Aerial view of Weststadt
Coat of arms of Weststadt
Coat of arms
Location of Weststadt within Braunschweig
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Weststadt is located in Germany
Weststadt
Weststadt
Weststadt is located in Lower Saxony
Weststadt
Weststadt
Coordinates: 52°14′56″N 10°29′10″E / 52.24889°N 10.48611°E / 52.24889; 10.48611Coordinates: 52°14′56″N 10°29′10″E / 52.24889°N 10.48611°E / 52.24889; 10.48611
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictBraunschweig urban district
CityBraunschweig
Government
 • MayorUlrich Römer (SPD)
Area
 • Total6.793 km2 (2.623 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-12-31)
 • Total23,677
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38120
Dialling codes0531
Vehicle registrationBS
WebsiteWebsite

The Weststadt ("western city") is a Stadtbezirk (city district) in the western part of Braunschweig, Germany.[1] With a population of 23,677 (2016) it is the city's third most populous district.[2]

History and geography[edit]

The Weststadt is a planned community, divided into five neighbourhoods. Building of the district started in 1960–61;[3] also located within the district is the Westpark, a large park and recreational area.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Politics[edit]

The district mayor Ulrich Römer is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadtbezirke (in German). Retrieved on 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ Einwohnerzahlen nach Stadtbezirken (in German). Retrieved on 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ Braunschweig-Weststadt - größtes Wohnbauprojekt in unserer Region (in German). Retrieved on 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ Der Westpark (in German). Retrieved on 1 September 2017.