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Coat of arms of Nettetal
Coat of arms
Nettetal   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°19′N 6°17′E / 51.317°N 6.283°E / 51.317; 6.283Coordinates: 51°19′N 6°17′E / 51.317°N 6.283°E / 51.317; 6.283
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
 • Mayor Christian Wagner (CDU)
 • Total 83.64 km2 (32.29 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,964
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41334
Dialling codes 0 21 53, 0 21 57, 0 21 58
Vehicle registration VIE

Nettetal is a municipality in the district of Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Nettetal is not a town itself, but a federation of villages that have developed around the river Nette, and the worked-out gravel pits that now form twelve lakes. It is situated on the border with the Netherlands, approximately 20 km north-west from Mönchengladbach and 10 km south-east from Venlo.

Division of the town[edit]

Nettetal consists of the following parts (2005 population in brackets):

The main town of Nettetal is Lobberich, which owes its past wealth from the local German lace industries which developed greatly before the First World War, and the town has an impressive late Victorian Church. During the Second World War the older Church was pierced by an American high-explosive shell, the crater of which can still be seen in the wall.


Nettetal features a high number of lakes

At the river Nette:

  • Kleiner Breyeller See c. 5.3 ha
  • Großer Breyeller See c. 9.2 ha
  • Nettebruch c. 13.2 ha
  • Windmühlenbruch c. 6 ha
  • Ferkensbruch c. 4.5 ha
  • Kleiner de Wittsee c. 4.5 ha
  • Großer de Wittsee c. 22.5 ha
  • Schrolik c. 15.5 ha
  • Poelvennsee c. 24.5 ha

At the river Renne:

  • Hinsbecker Bruch c. 37.5 ha
  • Glabbacher Bruch c. 36 ha

At the river Königsbach:

  • Kälberweide c. 5 ha
Arboretum Sequoiafarm Kaldenkirchen


International relations[edit]

Nettetal is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

Werner Jaeger 1915

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