Grevenbroich

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Grevenbroich
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Coat of arms of Grevenbroich
Coat of arms
Grevenbroich   is located in Germany
Grevenbroich
Grevenbroich
Location of Grevenbroich within Rhein-Kreis Neuss district
Grevenbroich in NE.svg
Coordinates: 51°05′18″N 06°35′15″E / 51.08833°N 6.58750°E / 51.08833; 6.58750Coordinates: 51°05′18″N 06°35′15″E / 51.08833°N 6.58750°E / 51.08833; 6.58750
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Rhein-Kreis Neuss
 • Mayor (SPD)
Area
 • Total 102.6 km2 (39.6 sq mi)
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 62,977
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41515, 41516, 41517
Dialling codes 02181, 02182
Vehicle registration NE (until 1975: GV)
Website www.grevenbroich.de

Grevenbroich (German pronunciation: [ˌɡʁeːvənˈbʁoːx]; known as the "Capital of Energy") is a town in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Erft, approximately 15 km southwest of Neuss and 15 km southeast of Mönchengladbach. The Cistercian Order has a monastery in Langwaden.

Grevenbroich is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cologne.[2]

City districts[edit]

Grevenbroich consists of the urban quarters and villages:

  • Postal code 41515:
    • Allrath, Barrenstein, Elsen, Fürth, Gewerbegebiet-Ost, Laach, Neu-Elfgen, Noithausen, Orken, Stadtmitte, Südstadt
  • Postal code 41516:
    • Busch, Gruissem, Gubisrath, Hemmerden, Hülchrath, Kapellen, Langwaden, Mühlrath, Münchrath, Neubrück, Neukirchen, Neukircher Heide, Tüschenbroich, Vierwinden, Wevelinghoven
  • Postal code 41517:
    • Frimmersdorf, Gindorf (population 1,817), Gustorf, Neuenhausen, Neurath

In pop culture[edit]

Hape Kerkeling's fictional persona Horst Schlämmer has said Grevenbroich will be the new capital of Germany under his government.

Notable residents[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Bieg, p. 67. "[...]Grevenbroich, approximately 30 km north-west of Cologne,[...]"

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