|• Mayor||Georg Schmitz (Ind.)|
|• Total||83 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||95 m (312 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||02451; 02453; 02462|
|Vehicle registration||HS, ERK, GK|
Geilenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaɪlənkɪʁçən]) is a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Wurm, approx. 15 km (9.3 mi) north-east of Heerlen and 20 km (12.4 mi) north of Aachen.
It was the site of Operation Clipper in November 1944.
Born in Geilenkirchen
- Ludolf Camphausen (1803-1890), banker, Prussian minister president in the revolutionary year 1848
- Otto von Camphausen (1812-1896), Prussian Finance Minister
- Christoph Dohmen (born 1957), professor of the Old Testament at the University of Regensburg
- Hans Meyer (1900-1962), German physician and ministerial official
- Max Wilms (1867-1918), German physician and surgeon
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