Heiligenhaus

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Heiligenhaus
Coat of arms of Heiligenhaus
Coat of arms
Heiligenhaus   is located in Germany
Heiligenhaus
Heiligenhaus
Coordinates: 51°19′0″N 6°58′0″E / 51.31667°N 6.96667°E / 51.31667; 6.96667Coordinates: 51°19′0″N 6°58′0″E / 51.31667°N 6.96667°E / 51.31667; 6.96667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Mettmann
Subdivisions 6
Government
 • Mayor Jan Heinisch (CDU)
Area
 • Total 27.47 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 25,502
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 42579
Dialling codes 02056, 02054, 02102
Vehicle registration ME
Website www.heiligenhaus.de

Heiligenhaus (German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪ̯lɪɡənhaʊ̯s]) is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the suburban Rhine-Ruhr area. It lies between Düsseldorf and Essen.

The town is twinned with Basildon and Mansfield of the United Kingdom.

Heiligenhaus also contains the ancestral family farm of the acclaimed American author John Steinbeck.

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