Velen

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Velen
Velen Castle
Velen Castle
Coat of arms of Velen
Coat of arms
Velen is located in Germany
Velen
Velen
Coordinates: 51°53′38″N 06°59′23″E / 51.89389°N 6.98972°E / 51.89389; 6.98972Coordinates: 51°53′38″N 06°59′23″E / 51.89389°N 6.98972°E / 51.89389; 6.98972
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
Subdivisions 6
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Christian Schulze Pellengahr
Area
 • Total 70.52 km2 (27.23 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,936
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46342
Dialling codes 0 28 63
Vehicle registration BOR
Website www.velen.de
For the village in the Czech Republic, see Veleň.

Velen is a municipality in the district Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with about 12,000 citizens. It consists of the two settlements of Velen and Ramsdorf and the four rural regions Ostendorf-Krueckling, Bleking-Holthausen, Nordvelen and Waldvelen. In 2003 the city received the title "staatlich anerkannter Erholungsort" (recreation village approved by the state) from the regional president. Since August 2012 it is a town.

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