Dinslaken

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Dinslaken
Flag of Dinslaken
Flag
Coat of arms of Dinslaken
Coat of arms
Location of Dinslaken within Wesel district
Dinslaken in WES.svg
Dinslaken is located in Germany
Dinslaken
Dinslaken
Dinslaken is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Dinslaken
Dinslaken
Coordinates: 51°34′N 6°44′E / 51.567°N 6.733°E / 51.567; 6.733Coordinates: 51°34′N 6°44′E / 51.567°N 6.733°E / 51.567; 6.733
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorMichael Heidinger (SPD)
Area
 • Total47.67 km2 (18.41 sq mi)
Elevation
20 - 113 m (−351 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total67,489
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
46535, 46537, 46539
Dialling codes02064
Vehicle registrationWES, DIN, MO
Websitewww.dinslaken.de

Dinslaken is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known for its harness racing track, its now closed coal mine in Lohberg and its wealthy neighborhoods Hiesfeld and Eppinghoven.

Geography[edit]

Dinslaken is a city of the Lower Rhine region and situated at the northwestern margin of the Ruhr area, approx. 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Duisburg.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

Dinslaken consists of 7 subdivisions

  • Eppinghoven
  • Hiesfeld
  • Innenstadt
  • Lohberg
  • Oberlohberg
  • Bruch
  • Averbruch
  • Hagenbezirk

Sights[edit]

The medieval parish church, St. Vincentius, was heavily damaged during World War II, but was rebuilt from 1951 to 1952.

International relations[edit]

Dinslaken's twin towns include:[2]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Dietrich Barfurth (1849–1927), physician and anatomist, rector of the University of Rostock
Dietrich Barfurth, 1890s

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ a b c "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2013-12-26.

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