Gronau, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Gronau
Saint Anthony Church
Saint Anthony Church
Coat of arms of Gronau
Coat of arms
Gronau is located in Germany
Gronau
Gronau
Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
First mentioned 1365
Subdivisions 2
Government
 • Mayor Sonja Jürgens (SPD)
Area
 • Total 78.63 km2 (30.36 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 45,998
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48599
Dialling codes 0 25 62
0 25 65 (Epe)
Vehicle registration BOR
Website www.gronau.de

Gronau (Westf.) (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁoːnaʊ]) is a city in the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Enschede. Documentary evidence of Gronau dates to 1365.

Notable persons[edit]

The musician Udo Lindenberg, the footballer Winfried Berkemeier, the boxer Cengiz Koç were born in Gronau. The Dutch singer Rania Zeriri lives in Gronau. Rolf Eckrodt, CEO of Mistubishi Motors 2001–2005, was born in Gronau in 1942. The tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska grew up here; her father was tennis coach at the local club.

Reformed church
Sculpture near Neustraße-Döhrmannplatz


Transportation[edit]

Gronau can by reached by road via the Autobahn A 30 and A 31, the Dutch Rijksweg 35, the Bundesstraße B 54 and B 474. Gronau (Westf) railway station connects Gronau with Enschede in the Netherlands, Dortmund and Münster in Germany. The nearest airports are Münster Osnabrück International Airport and Enschede Airport Twente, although the latter has no scheduled flights.

International relations[edit]

Gronau is twinned with:

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