Grevenbroich

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Grevenbroich
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Coat of arms of Grevenbroich
Location of Grevenbroich within Rhein-Kreis Neuss district
Grevenbroich in NE.svg
Grevenbroich is located in Germany
Grevenbroich
Grevenbroich
Grevenbroich is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Grevenbroich
Grevenbroich
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
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictRhein-Kreis Neuss
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Klaus Krützen[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total102.6 km2 (39.6 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total63,941
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
41515, 41516, 41517
Dialling codes02181, 02182
Vehicle registrationNE, GV
Websitewww.grevenbroich.de

Grevenbroich (German: [ˌɡʁeːvn̩ˈbʁoːx] (listen)) 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. Cologne and Düsseldorf are in a 30 km reach. It is notable for having the Frimmersdorf Power Station, which was one of Europe's least carbon-efficient power stations.[3]

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]

Grevenbroich became widely known as home town of comedian Hape Kerkeling's fictional persona Horst Schlämmer.[4][5]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Grevenbroich is twinned with:[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bieg, Lutz. "Literary translations of the classical lyric and drama in the first half of the 20th century: The "case" of Vincenz Hundhausen (1878-1955)." (Archive) In: Alleton, Vivianne and Michael Lackner (editors). De l'un au multiple: traductions du chinois vers les langues européennes Translations from Chinese into European Languages. Éditions de la maison des sciences de l'homme (Les Editions de la MSH, FR), 1999, Paris. p. 62-83. ISBN 273510768X, 9782735107681.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 29 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ WWF Australia: Hazelwood tops international list of dirty power stations, Dated: 13 Jul 2005
  4. ^ Huber, Andrea (2009-08-21). "Isch komme aus Grevenbroich - eine Betroffene spricht". www.morgenpost.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  5. ^ "Schlämmer-Wochen in Grevenbroich". sueddeutsche.de (in German). 2010. ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  6. ^ "Partnerstädte". grevenbroich.de (in German). Grevenbroich. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  7. ^ Bieg, p. 67. "[...]Grevenbroich, approximately 30 km north-west of Cologne,[...]"

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