Sonsbeck

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Sonsbeck
Coat of arms of Sonsbeck
Coat of arms
Location of Sonsbeck within Wesel district
Wesel (district)Recklinghausen (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)BottropOberhausenDuisburgKrefeldViersen (district)Kleve (district)Neukirchen-VluynMoersKamp-LintfortRheinbergDinslakenWeselXantenSonsbeckHünxeSchermbeckHamminkelnAlpenVoerdeSonsbeck in WES.svg
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Sonsbeck is located in Germany
Sonsbeck
Sonsbeck
Sonsbeck is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Sonsbeck
Sonsbeck
Coordinates: 51°36′32″N 06°22′37″E / 51.60889°N 6.37694°E / 51.60889; 6.37694Coordinates: 51°36′32″N 06°22′37″E / 51.60889°N 6.37694°E / 51.60889; 6.37694
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorLeo Giesbers (CDU)
Area
 • Total55.28 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,736
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47665
Dialling codes0 28 38
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitewww.sonsbeck.de

Sonsbeck is a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km west of Wesel, and 25 km south-east of Cleves as well as 8 km from the historic city of Xanten.

It is one of North-Rhine Westphalia's wealthiest municipalities.

Sonsbeck Town hall (Rathaus)

Twin towns[edit]

Sonsbeck is twinned with the town of Sandwich in Kent (UK).

Noted residents[edit]

  • Adolph Althoff, (1913-1998), circus owner who rescued Jews during the Holocaust

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.