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Datteln Alter Marktplatz Tigg.jpg
Coat of arms of Datteln
Coat of arms
Datteln  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Recklinghausen
 • Mayor André Dora (SPD)
 • Total 66.08 km2 (25.51 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 34,521
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 45711
Dialling codes 0 23 63
Vehicle registration RE
Website www.datteln.de

Datteln is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on a crossroads of four canals (Datteln-Hamm Canal, Wesel-Datteln Canal, Dortmund-Ems Canal and Rhein-Herne Canal), which makes it the biggest canal junction in the World, approx. 10 km north-east of Recklinghausen and 20 km north-west of Dortmund.

Katja Seizinger, former alpine skier and triple Olympic gold medallist, was born in Datteln.[2]

Coal power plant Datteln 1-3

Born in Datteln[edit]

International relations[edit]

Datteln is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (4 ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 322. ISBN 9780810875227. Retrieved 28 December 2013.