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Where is Essen

Essen is a city in western Germany, situated in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is part of the larger Ruhr area, which is a highly industrialized and densely populated region known for its history of coal and steel production. Essen is located approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Cologne.

Essen Location Map, Germany

StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictUrban district
Coordinates51°27′3″N 7°0′47″E
Area210.34 km2 (81.21 sq mi)
Elevation116 m (381 ft)
Density2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes45001-45359
Dialling codes0201, 02054 (Kettwig)
Vehicle registrationE