Gronau, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Saint Anthony Church
Flag of Gronau
Coat of arms of Gronau
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Gronau  is located in Germany
Location of Gronau within Borken district
Borken (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Kleve (district) Wesel (district) Coesfeld (district) Coesfeld (district) Lower Saxony Steinfurt (district) Netherlands Raesfeld Heiden Rhede Bocholt Borken Reken Velen Stadtlohn Heek Ahaus Gescher Legden Schöppingen Gronau Vreden Südlohn IsselburgGronau (Westf.) in BOR.svg
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Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
First mentioned 1365
 • Mayor Sonja Jürgens (SPD)
 • Total 78.63 km2 (30.36 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 47,287
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48599
Dialling codes 0 25 62
0 25 65 (Epe)
Vehicle registration BOR

Gronau (Westf.) (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁoːnaʊ]) is a city in the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Enschede. Documentary evidence of Gronau dates to 1365.

Notable persons[edit]

The Dutch singer Rania Zeriri lives in Gronau. The Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska grew up here; her father was tennis coach at the local club. Blaise Nkufo, a Swiss soccer player with African roots, former player of the Dutch football club FC Twente, lived in Gronau. Klaus Vogelgesang (de), a German artist, grew up in Gronau.

Born in Gronau[edit]

Reformed church
Sculpture near Neustraße-Döhrmannplatz


Gronau can by reached by road via the Autobahn A 30 and A 31, the Dutch Rijksweg 35, the Bundesstraße B 54 and B 474. Gronau (Westf) railway station connects Gronau with Enschede in the Netherlands via the Dortmund–Enschede railway and the Münster–Enschede railway. The nearest airports are Münster Osnabrück International Airport and Enschede Airport Twente, although the latter has no scheduled flights.

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