Gennep

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Gennep
Municipality
View over Gennep
View over Gennep
Flag of Gennep
Flag
Coat of arms of Gennep
Coat of arms
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
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Government[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorPeter de Koning (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total50.42 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
 • Land47.71 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
 • Water2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation[3]13 m (43 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total17,063
 • Density358/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gennepenaar, Genneper
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode6590–6599
Area code0485
Websitewww.gennep.nl

Gennep (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in upper southeastern Netherlands. It lies in the northern part of the province of Limburg. 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]

Aaldonk, Dam, De Looi, Diekendaal, Gennep, Heijen, Hekkens, Milsbeek, Ottersum, Smele, Ven-Zelderheide, and Zelder.

Topography[edit]

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Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Gennep, June 2015

Gallery[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:

References[edit]

The Niers river near 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" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24.. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

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