Niederkrüchten

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Niederkrüchten
Coat of arms of Niederkrüchten
Coat of arms
Niederkrüchten  is located in Germany
Niederkrüchten
Niederkrüchten
Coordinates: 51°11′56″N 06°13′10″E / 51.19889°N 6.21944°E / 51.19889; 6.21944Coordinates: 51°11′56″N 06°13′10″E / 51.19889°N 6.21944°E / 51.19889; 6.21944
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Winzen
Area
 • Total 67.07 km2 (25.90 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,184
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41372
Dialling codes 0 21 63
Vehicle registration VIE
Website www.niederkruechten.de

Niederkrüchten is a municipality in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km east of Roermond and 15 km west of Mönchengladbach.

Elmpt[edit]

The formerly separate settlement of Elmpt was incorporated into Niederkrüchten in 1972. Elmpt was the site of a British armed forces base, known from its construction in 1953 until 2002 as RAF Brüggen and from 2002 until 2015 as Javelin Barracks. In December 2015 the base was handed back to the North Rhine-Westphalian authorities, who use it as accommodation for refugees.

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