Nettetal

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Nettetal
Coat of arms of Nettetal
Coat of arms
Nettetal   is located in Germany
Nettetal
Nettetal
Coordinates: 51°19′N 6°17′E / 51.317°N 6.283°E / 51.317; 6.283Coordinates: 51°19′N 6°17′E / 51.317°N 6.283°E / 51.317; 6.283
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
Subdivisions 6
Government
 • Mayor Christian Wagner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 83.64 km2 (32.29 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,533
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41334
Dialling codes 0 21 53, 0 21 57, 0 21 58
Vehicle registration VIE
Website www.nettetal.de

Nettetal is a municipality in the district of Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Nettetal is not a town itself, but a federation of villages that have developed around the river Nette, and the worked-out gravel pits that now form five lakes. It is situated on the border with the Netherlands, approx. 20 km north-west from Mönchengladbach and 10 km south-east from Venlo.

Division of the town[edit]

Nettetal consists of the following parts (2005 population in brackets):

The main town of Nettetal is Lobberich, which owes its past wealth from the local German lace industries which developed exponentially before the First World War, and the town has an impressive late Victorian Church. During the Second World War the older Church was pierced by an American high-explosive shell, the crater of which can still be seen in the wall.

Lakes[edit]

Nettetal features a high number of lakes

At the river Nette:

  • Kleiner Breyeller See ca. 5.3 ha
  • Großer Breyeller See ca. 9.2 ha
  • Nettebruch ca. 13.2 ha
  • Windmühlenbruch ca. 6 ha
  • Ferkensbruch ca. 4.5 ha
  • Kleiner de Wittsee ca. 4.5 ha
  • Großer de Wittsee ca. 22.5 ha
  • Schrolik ca. 15.5 ha
  • Poelvennsee ca. 24.5 ha

At the river Renne:

  • Hinsbecker Bruch ca. 37.5 ha
  • Glabbacher Bruch ca. 36 ha

At the river Königsbach:

  • Kälberweide ca. 5 ha

Sights[edit]

The Castle Krickenbeck from the 11th century and its park are well known in the region.

International relations[edit]

Nettetal is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.