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St George's Fountain in Ahaus
St George's Fountain in Ahaus
Coat of arms of Ahaus
Coat of arms
Ahaus  is located in Germany
Location of Ahaus within Borken district
Ahaus in BOR.svg
Coordinates: 52°4′N 7°0′E / 52.067°N 7.000°E / 52.067; 7.000Coordinates: 52°4′N 7°0′E / 52.067°N 7.000°E / 52.067; 7.000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
 • Mayor Karola Voß (Ind.)
 • Total 151.22 km2 (58.39 sq mi)
Elevation 36 - 70 m (−194 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 39,314
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48683
Dialling codes 02561, 02567
Vehicle registration BOR, AH
Website www.ahaus.de

Ahaus (German pronunciation: [ˈaːhaʊs] (About this sound listen)) is a municipality in the district of Borken in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, lying some 20 km south-east of Enschede. Ahaus is the home for Germany's "Interim Storage of [Radioactive] spent fuel"[2]

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