Gennep

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This article is about a city in the Netherlands. For the french ethnographer, see Arnold van Gennep.
Gennep
Municipality
View over Gennep
View over Gennep
Flag of Gennep
Flag
Coat of arms of Gennep
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gennep in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°42′N 5°58′E / 51.700°N 5.967°E / 51.700; 5.967Coordinates: 51°42′N 5°58′E / 51.700°N 5.967°E / 51.700; 5.967
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Peter de Koning (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 50.42 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
 • Land 47.71 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
 • Water 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 17,277
 • Density 362/km2 (940/sq mi)
Demonym Gennepenaar, Genneper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6590–6599
Area code 0485
Website www.gennep.nl

Gennep (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in southeastern Netherlands.

Population centres[edit]

Aaldonk, Dam, De Looi, Diekendaal, Gennep, Heijen, Hekkens, Milsbeek, Ottersum, Smele, Ven-Zelderheide and Zelder.

The city of Gennep[edit]

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 century. Gennep lies about 18 kilometres (11 miles) southeast of Nijmegen.

In 2001, Gennep had 8306 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.11 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi), and contained 3124 residences.[5]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Gennep is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester Dhr. P.J.H.M. De Koning" [Mayor Mr. P.J.H.M. De Koning] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gennep. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6591CP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

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