Roetgen

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Roetgen
Coat of arms of Roetgen
Coat of arms
Roetgen is located in Germany
Roetgen
Roetgen
Coordinates: 50°39′N 6°12′E / 50.650°N 6.200°E / 50.650; 6.200Coordinates: 50°39′N 6°12′E / 50.650°N 6.200°E / 50.650; 6.200
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Aachen
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Eis (SPD)
Area
 • Total 39.033 km2 (15.071 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,238
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52159
Dialling codes 02471
Vehicle registration AC
Website www.roetgen.de

Roetgen is a municipality in the district of Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Roetgen is located approximately 15 km (9 mi) south-east of Aachen, near the border to Belgium. It is attractive for commuters due to its close proximity to Aachen.

History[edit]

In World War II Roetgen was the first German town to fall under American control. They marched in on September 12. 1944 at 14.30 PM.

The city was the location of the court martial of Private Eddie Slovik in November 1944.

Division of the municipality[edit]

Roetgen consists of three districts:

  • Roetgen
  • Rott
  • Mulartshütte

Mulartshütte is the oldest settlement of the three.

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