Gangelt

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Gangelt
Gänsebrunnen Gangelt.jpg
Coat of arms of Gangelt
Coat of arms
Gangelt is located in Germany
Gangelt
Gangelt
Coordinates: 50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000Coordinates: 50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Heinsberg
Subdivisions 17
Area
 • Total 48.73 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,452
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52538
Dialling codes 02454
Vehicle registration HS
Website www.gangelt.de

Gangelt is a municipality in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Sittard and 10 km south-west of Heinsberg. Gangelt was the town in which Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, lived for the first five or six years of his life. Mercator was a famous cartographer (born 1512).

Geography[edit]

Neighbour municipalities[edit]

Waldfeucht Heinsberg
Selfkant Brosen windrose.svg Geilenkirchen
Sittard Onderbanken


Local subdivisions[edit]

  • Gangelt with 2.521 inhabitants
  • Birgden with 2.977 inhabitants
  • Breberen with 828 inhabitants
  • Broichhoven with 168 inhabitants
  • Brüxgen with 513 inhabitants
  • Buscherheide with 132 inhabitants
  • Harzelt with 201 inhabitants
  • Hastenrath with 536 inhabitants
  • Hohenbusch with 45 inhabitants
  • Kievelberg with 32 inhabitants
  • Kreuzrath with 504 inhabitants
  • Langbroich with 807 inhabitants
  • Mindergangelt with 244 inhabitants
  • Nachbarheid with 120 inhabitants
  • Niederbusch with 601 inhabitants
  • Schierwaldenrath with 596 inhabitants
  • Schümm with 93 inhabitants
  • Stahe with 1.029 inhabitants
  • Vinteln with 42 inhabitants

(21.02.2007)

History[edit]

Gangelt was first mentioned in a document in 828 as a King's property.

Town twinning[edit]

Sons and Daughters of Gangelt[edit]

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