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View over Gennep
View over Gennep
Flag of Gennep
Coat of arms of Gennep
Highlighted position of Gennep in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°42′N 5°58′E / 51.700°N 5.967°E / 51.700; 5.967Coordinates: 51°42′N 5°58′E / 51.700°N 5.967°E / 51.700; 5.967
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorPeter de Koning (VVD)
 • Total50.42 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
 • Land47.62 km2 (18.39 sq mi)
 • Water2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total17,071
 • Density358/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gennepenaar, Genneper
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0485
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Gennep, June 2015

Gennep (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɛnəp] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a city in upper southeastern Netherlands. It lies in the very northern part of the province of Limburg, 18 km south of Nijmegen. Furthermore, it lies on the right bank of the Meuse river, and south of the forest of the Klever Reichswald. The municipality of Gennep has 17,277 inhabitants (2014).

The Niers river flows into the Meuse in Gennep.

Population centres[edit]

The city of Gennep[edit]

Gennep was the title of a comital family, known descendants of which are the famous Saint Norbert of Gennep and William of Gennep, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.

Gennep probably received city rights in 1371. However, it remains unclear whether these city rights have really been assigned to Gennep, as the supposed documents burned during a fire in the townhall of Gennep at the end of the 16th century. Gennep lies about 18 kilometres (11 miles) southeast of Nijmegen.

In 2001, Gennep had 8306 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.11 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi), and contained 3124 residences.[5]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Gennep is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]


View of the river Meuse, between Gennep and Ottersum


  1. ^ "Burgemeester Dhr. P.J.H.M. De Koning" [Mayor Mr. P.J.H.M. De Koning] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gennep. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6591CP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

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