Kevelaer

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Kevelaer
Coat of arms of Kevelaer
Coat of arms
Kevelaer is located in Germany
Kevelaer
Kevelaer
Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Kleve
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Axel Stibi (CDU)
Area
 • Total 100.6 km2 (38.8 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27,565
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47623 47627
Dialling codes 0 28 32
Vehicle registration KLE
Website www.kevelaer.de


Kevelaer is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is the best visited Catholic pilgrimage location within north-western Europe. More than 800,000 pilgrims, mostly from Germany and the Netherlands, visit Kevelaer every year to honour the Virgin Mary. The population (as of 2011) is 28,873.

The town participates in international town twinning and it has twinned with Bury St. Edmunds, in the United Kingdom. In the Middle Ages, Bury was also an important place of pilgrimage.

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Basilica
Kevelaerer picture of Grace
Chapel