Grevenbroich

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Grevenbroich
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Coat of arms of Grevenbroich
Coat of arms
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
 • Mayor(SPD)
Area
 • Total102.6 km2 (39.6 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total63,204
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
41515, 41516, 41517
Dialling codes02181, 02182
Vehicle registrationNE (until 1975: GV)
Websitewww.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. It is notable for having a wind turbine test park, similar to the Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field,[citation needed] and the Frimmersdorf Power Station, which was one of Europe's least carbon-efficient power stations.[2]

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

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

Notable residents[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. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ WWF Australia: Hazelwood tops international list of dirty power stations, Dated: 13 Jul 2005
  3. ^ a b Bieg, p. 67. "[...]Grevenbroich, approximately 30 km north-west of Cologne,[...]"

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