Greven

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For Greven in Mecklenburg see Greven, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Greven
Trainstation in Greven
Trainstation in Greven
Coat of arms of Greven
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Greven   is located in Germany
Greven
Greven
Coordinates: 52°05′30″N 7°36′30″E / 52.09167°N 7.60833°E / 52.09167; 7.60833Coordinates: 52°05′30″N 7°36′30″E / 52.09167°N 7.60833°E / 52.09167; 7.60833
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Peter Vennemeyer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 140.15 km2 (54.11 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 34,924
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48268
Dialling codes 02571
02575 Reckenfeld
Vehicle registration ST
Website www.greven.net

Greven (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁeːvən]) is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia and close to the city of Münster.

Geography[edit]

Greven is situated on the river Ems, approx. 25 km south-east of Rheine and 15 km north of Münster.

Division of the town[edit]

Greven consists of the following districts

  • Greven
  • Reckenfeld
  • Gimbte
  • Schmedehausen

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Greven is home to North Rhine-Westphalia's fourth-largest airport Münster Osnabrück International Airport (IATA code: FMO) transporting approx. 2.5 mil. passengers in 2009, but only 1.2 mil. in 2012 to destinations in Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

Railway[edit]

  • Regional express trains (Regional Express) - these trains do not stop at all stations:
    • Emden(north sea)-Leer(Ostfriesland)-Meppen-Lingen(Emsland)-Rheine-Greven-Münster Hauptbahnhof (Main railway station).
  • Regional trains (Regional Bahn) - these trains stop at all stations:
    • Rheine-Mesum-Emsdetten-Reckenfeld-Greven-Münster Sprakel-Münster Zentrum Nord-Münster Hauptbahnhof(Main railway station).

Roads[edit]

The autobahn A1 from Hamburg to Koeln passes through Greven, furthermore 2 bundesstrassen, B481 and B219.

Waterways[edit]

The Dortmund-Ems-Channel crosses through Greven and was lately enlarged to carry ships up to 2.000 tons.

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