Kerken

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Kerken
Coat of arms of Kerken
Coat of arms
Location of Kerken within Kleve district
Emmerich am RheinKleve (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)KrefeldDuisburgWesel (district)Borken (district)NetherlandsWachtendonkKalkarGochKerkenStraelenRheurdtGeldernKranenburgReesBedburg-HauWeezeIssumKevelaerUedemKleveKerken in KLE.svg
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Kerken is located in Germany
Kerken
Kerken
Kerken is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Kerken
Kerken
Coordinates: 51°27′26″N 6°22′26″E / 51.45722°N 6.37389°E / 51.45722; 6.37389Coordinates: 51°27′26″N 6°22′26″E / 51.45722°N 6.37389°E / 51.45722; 6.37389
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictKleve
Subdivisions4
Area
 • Total58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,524
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47647
Dialling codes0 28 33
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitewww.kerken.de
Aldekerk, church: die Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche

Kerken with the towns of Aldekerk, Eyll, Nieukerk and Stenden, is a municipality in the district of Kleve in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 15 km north-east of Venlo.

Personalities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Johannes Ackermanns (1887-1962), municipal politician
  • Franz Grobben (1904-1994), CDU politician
  • Guido Winkmann (* 1973), football league judge

Personalities who have worked on the ground[edit]

  • Fritz Lewerentz, (1878-1945), SPD politician and victim of the Nazi dictatorship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.