Linnich

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Linnich
Coat of arms of Linnich
Coat of arms
Linnich is located in Germany
Linnich
Linnich
Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 06°16′04″E / 50.97889°N 6.26778°E / 50.97889; 6.26778Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 06°16′04″E / 50.97889°N 6.26778°E / 50.97889; 6.26778
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Düren
Subdivisions 13
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Witkopp (CDU)
Area
 • Total 65.46 km2 (25.27 sq mi)
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,446
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52441
Dialling codes 02462
Vehicle registration DN and JÜL
Website www.linnich.de

Linnich is a town in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the River Rur (Roer river), approx. 10 km north-west of Jülich.

Economy[edit]

Linnich

Linnich is the home of SIG Combibloc the specialist for aseptic carton packaging. On the same Industrial site Gascogne Laminates Germany is producing laminates packaging for the pharmaceutical industry

Town twinnings[edit]

Since 1974, Linnich is twinned with the French town of Lesquin in the Nord département.

Transportation[edit]

Rurtalbahn in Linnich

Linnich has no direct connections the German Autobahns, but the exits Erkelenz-Süd of the BAB 46, Titz, Jülich-Koslar or Aldenhoven of the BAB 44 can be used.

Linnich is connected to the Rurtalbahn since 2002, and has one station near the SIG-factory and one in the suburb Tetz.

Culture and landmarks[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Deutsche Glasmalerei-Museum (German Stained glass Museum)
  • Museum of Local History

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