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Flag of Dinslaken
Coat of arms of Dinslaken
Coat of arms
Dinslaken  is located in Germany
Location of Dinslaken within Wesel district
Dinslaken in WES.svg
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
 • Mayor Michael Heidinger (SPD)
 • Total 47.67 km2 (18.41 sq mi)
Elevation 20 - 113 m (−351 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 67,452
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46535, 46537, 46539
Dialling codes 02064
Vehicle registration WES, DIN, MO
Website www.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.


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


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


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  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). Retrieved 2013-12-26. [dead link]

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