Geilenkirchen

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Geilenkirchen
Coat of arms of Geilenkirchen
Coat of arms
Geilenkirchen is located in Germany
Geilenkirchen
Geilenkirchen
Coordinates: 50°57′55″N 6°07′10″E / 50.96528°N 6.11944°E / 50.96528; 6.11944Coordinates: 50°57′55″N 6°07′10″E / 50.96528°N 6.11944°E / 50.96528; 6.11944
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Heinsberg
Subdivisions 13
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Fiedler (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 26,420
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52511
Dialling codes 02451; 02453; 02462
Vehicle registration HS, ERK, GK
Website www.geilenkirchen.de

Geilenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaɪlənkɪʁçən]) is a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Wurm, approx. 15 km north-east of Heerlen and 20 km north of Aachen.

It was the site of Operation Clipper in November 1944.

The town gives its name to nearby NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen. The base is home to 17 E-3A airborne early warning and control aircraft manned by crews from 14 nations.

Trade and Economy[edit]

Of importance are for example:

  • SpanSet-secutex GmbH [1]

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