Kerken

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Kerken
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Flag of Kerken
Coat of arms of Kerken
Location of Kerken within Kleve district
NetherlandsKrefeldBorken (district)Viersen (district)Wesel (district)Bedburg-HauEmmerich am RheinGeldernGochIssumKalkarKerkenKevelaerKleveKranenburgReesRheurdtStraelenUedemWachtendonkWeezeKerken 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
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Dirk Möcking[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total12,564
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
47647
Dialling codes0 28 33
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitewww.kerken.de

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. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.