Uedem

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Uedem
Coat of arms of Uedem
Coat of arms
Uedem is located in Germany
Uedem
Uedem
Coordinates: 51°40′3″N 6°16′30″E / 51.66750°N 6.27500°E / 51.66750; 6.27500Coordinates: 51°40′3″N 6°16′30″E / 51.66750°N 6.27500°E / 51.66750; 6.27500
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Kleve
Government
 • Mayor Rainer Weber
Area
 • Total 60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,082
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47589
Dialling codes 0 28 25
Vehicle registration KLE
Website www.uedem.de

Uedem is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border to the Netherlands.

Division of the town[edit]

Uedem consists of 4 districts

  • Uedem
  • Uedemerfeld
  • Keppeln
  • Uedemerbruch

History[edit]

  • 5th century Frankish nobleman Odo/Udo started settlement in the area
  • 866 first official mentioning as "odeheimero marca"
  • 1359 gained town privileges
  • 1359 liberation out of the dependency towards Xanten - "Treaty Of Xanten"
  • 1794 - 1814 French occupation
  • 1798 loss of town privileges
  • World War II heavily destroyed (85%) in several air raids as well as ground operation

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