Lünen

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Lünen
View with the bridge on the Lippe River
View with the bridge on the Lippe River
Coat of arms of Lünen
Coat of arms
Lünen   is located in Germany
Lünen
Lünen
Coordinates: 51°37′N 7°31′E / 51.617°N 7.517°E / 51.617; 7.517Coordinates: 51°37′N 7°31′E / 51.617°N 7.517°E / 51.617; 7.517
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Unna
Government
 • Mayor Hans Wilhelm Stodollick (SPD)
Area
 • Total 59.18 km2 (22.85 sq mi)
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 84,798
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 44532, 44534, 44536
Dialling codes 02306, 0231
Vehicle registration UN, LÜN
Website www.luenen.de

Lünen or Luenen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located north of Dortmund, on both banks of the river Lippe. It is the largest town of the Unna district, and part of the Ruhr Area.

A biogas plant will be built to provide electric power to the city. Lünen will be the first city in the world receiving electricity via public utility companies that was generated on the base of animal waste.[2] The plant will produce up to 6.6 MW, to supply 26,000 homes with heat and electricity.[3]

People[edit]

Culture and Main sights[edit]

Saint George's church

Structure

  • Saint George's church
  • Saint Mary's church
  • Chateau of Schwansbell
  • Colani-UFO
  • Freiherr-vom-Stein School
  • Town hall of Lünen
  • Geschwister-Scholl School
  • Industrial Monument "Moor Crane"

Museum

  • Museum of the town Lünen
  • Mining Museum in Lünen South
  • Mining residential Museum in Lünen Brambauer

Theater

  • Heinz-Hilpert theater

Twin towns[edit]

Lünen is twinned with:

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