This article is about a city in the Netherlands. For the french ethnographer, see Arnold van Gennep
Gennep ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality and a city in southeastern Netherlands.
Population centres 
Aaldonk, Dam, De Looi, Diekendaal, Gennep, Heijen, Hekkens, Milsbeek, Ottersum, Smele, Ven-Zelderheide and Zelder.
The city of Gennep 
Gennep, former town hall, on the left the new town hall
Gennep was the title of a comital family, known descendants of which are the famous Saint Norbert of Gennep and William of Gennep, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.
Gennep probably received city rights in 1371. However, it remains unclear whether these city rights have really been assigned to Gennep, as the supposed documents burned during a fire in the townhall of Gennep at the end of the 16th decade. Gennep lies about 18 km southeast of Nijmegen.
In 2001, Gennep had 8306 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.11 km², and contained 3124 residences.
International relations 
Twin towns — Sister cities 
Gennep is twinned with:
- ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
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