Old Bell Tower in Büderich.
|• Mayor||Angelika Mielke-Westerlage (CDU)|
|• Total||64.37 km2 (24.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||29 - 41 m (−106 ft)|
|• Density||870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
40667, 40668, 40670
|Dialling codes||02132, 02150, 02159|
Meerbusch, a town in Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been an incorporated city since 1970. Meerbusch is the municipality with the most income millionaires in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Meerbusch is a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany. It is located between Krefeld and Düsseldorf near Düsseldorf Airport and Messe Düsseldorf. Other neighbouring towns and cities are Duisburg, Kaarst, Willich and Neuss. The total area of 36 square kilometres is divided into:
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Division of the town
The town is composed of eight large and small villages which used to be independent communities before the municipality was created: Büderich, Osterath, Lank-Latum, Ossum-Bösinghoven, Strümp, Langst-Kierst, Nierst and Ilverich.
Many companies have set up offices in the town's several light industrial estates. Most significantly, IMAV-Hydraulik GmbH has its headquarters in "Breite Straße" and Epson, Ernst-Rademacher GmbH, Nedap, ATHLON, BOBST GROUP and Kyocera Mita have settled in the business park at Mollsfeld, part of a large development called "Mollsfeld North". Thanks to its excellent motorway connections (A57 and A44) the town boasts several business parks and light industrial estates, also featuring logistics operations. The "Fritz-Wendt-Straße" industrial estate in Strümp was developed because of the grinding technology company Wendt GmbH. The "In der Loh" business park in Lank is home to businesses in the SME sector such as Abit AG and KUPP GmbH, and features modern architecture in "Robert-Bosch-Straße".
Regularly, the city offers theatre plays and other musical events at the "Forum Wasserturm". The main emphasis of these events are comedies and cabarets. Dieter Nuhr and Frank Lüdecke are the most usual and often cabaret artists in the theater of Meerbusch. Every winter of every year a folks play takes place in front of over 6000 spectators.
- Florian Schneider (born Florian Schneider-Esleben, 7 April 1947, Kattenhorn,Germany). One of the founding members of electronic music band Kraftwerk.
- Grim104 (Born Moritz Wilken, 19 May 1988, Meerbusch, Germany.) Member of German rap group Zugezogen Maskulin
- Hansi Kürsch, lead vocalist of German power metal band Blind Guardian.
The town has produced some of local football club Borussia Mönchengladbach's most outstanding youth soccer talent, including:
- Niklas Bolten, goalkeeper of its Under 23 Regionalliga West team, the Germany national youth football team at the Under 19 level and the Niederrheinauswahl team. Bolten is famous for his in-flight rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe in 2012, while returning from Istanbul following the team's 3-0 Europa League victory against Fenerbahçe.
- Louis Ferlings, midfielder and captain of its Under 17 Bundesliga team and the Niederrheinauswahl team.
- Ekaterina Moré, Russian painter and author.
Twin towns - sister cities
Meerbusch is twinned with:
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- Landesamt für Datenverarbeitung und Statistik Nordrhein-Westfalen. "Income Millionaires in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2001 and 2004" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 2009-05-29.
- "Statistical Yearbook of Meerbusch 2007" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 2009-05-30.
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