Meerbusch

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Meerbusch
Old Bell Tower in Büderich.
Old Bell Tower in Büderich.
Coat of arms of Meerbusch
Coat of arms
Meerbusch   is located in Germany
Meerbusch
Meerbusch
Coordinates: 51°16′N 6°40′E / 51.267°N 6.667°E / 51.267; 6.667Coordinates: 51°16′N 6°40′E / 51.267°N 6.667°E / 51.267; 6.667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Government
 • Mayor Dieter Spindler (CDU)
Area
 • Total 64.37 km2 (24.85 sq mi)
Elevation 29 - 41 m (−106 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 54,389
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 40667, 40668, 40670
Dialling codes 02132, 02150, 02159
Vehicle registration NE
Website www.meerbusch.de
Street map of Meerbusch

Meerbusch, a town in Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been an incorporated city since 1970. Meerbusch is the municipality with the most income millionaires in North Rhine-Westphalia.[2]

Geography[edit]

Meerbusch is a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany. It is located between Krefeld and Düsseldorf near Düsseldorf International Airport and Messe Düsseldorf. Other neighbouring towns and cities are Duisburg, Kaarst, Willich and Neuss. The total area of 36 square kilometres is divided into:

Area of each municipality of Meerbusch
Division Area (km²) Area (%) Population[3]
Büderich 17.06 26 21528
Osterath 12.02 18 12756
Lank-Latum 6.85 11 9861
Strümp 6.20 10 5836
Ossum-Bösinghoven 5.03 8 2272
Nierst 7.22 11 1387
Langst-Kierst 3.55 6 1004
Ilverich 6.44 10 649

Division of the town[edit]

The town is composed of eight large and small villages which used to be independent communities before the municipality was created: Büderich, Osterath, Lank-Latum, Ossum-Bösinghoven, Strümp, Langst-Kierst, Nierst and Ilverich.

Economy[edit]

Many companies have set up offices in the town's several light industrial estates. Most significantly, IMAV-Hydraulik GmbH has its headquarters in "Breite Straße" and Epson, Ernst-Rademacher GmbH, Nedap, ATHLON, BOBST GROUP and Kyocera Mita have settled in the business park at Mollsfeld, part of a large development called "Mollsfeld North". Thanks to its excellent motorway connections (A57 and A44) the town boasts several business parks and light industrial estates, also featuring logistics oprations. The "Fritz-Wendt-Straße" industrial estate in Strümp was developed because of the grinding technology company Wendt GmbH. The "In der Loh" business park in Lank is home to businesses in the SME sector such as Abit AG and KUPP GmbH, and features modern architecture in "Robert-Bosch-Straße".

Famous Residents[edit]

  • Florian Schneider (born Florian Schneider-Esleben, 7 April 1947, Kattenhorn,Germany). One of the founding members of electronic music band Kraftwerk.[4]

The town has produced some of local football club Borussia Mönchengladbach's most outstanding youth soccer talent, including:

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Meerbusch at Wikimedia Commons