Kevelaer

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Kevelaer
Coat of arms of Kevelaer
Coat of arms
Kevelaer  is located in Germany
Kevelaer
Kevelaer
Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Kleve
Government
 • Mayor Dominik Pichler (SPD)
Area
 • Total 100.6 km2 (38.8 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 28,311
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47623 47627
Dialling codes 0 28 32
Vehicle registration KLE
Website www.kevelaer.de

Kevelaer is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is the best visited Catholic pilgrimage location within north-western Europe.[citation needed] More than 1 million pilgrims, mostly from Germany and the Netherlands, visit Kevelaer every year to honour the Virgin Mary.[citation needed] The population in 2015 was 28,311.

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  • United Kingdom Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom. In the Middle Ages, Bury St. Edmunds was also an important place of pilgrimage.

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