Uedem

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Uedem
Coat of arms of Uedem
Coat of arms
Location of Uedem within Kleve district
Emmerich am RheinKleve (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)KrefeldDuisburgWesel (district)Borken (district)NetherlandsWachtendonkKalkarGochKerkenStraelenRheurdtGeldernKranenburgReesBedburg-HauWeezeIssumKevelaerUedemKleveUedem in KLE.svg
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Uedem is located in Germany
Uedem
Uedem
Uedem is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Uedem
Uedem
Coordinates: 51°40′3″N 6°16′30″E / 51.66750°N 6.27500°E / 51.66750; 6.27500Coordinates: 51°40′3″N 6°16′30″E / 51.66750°N 6.27500°E / 51.66750; 6.27500
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictKleve
Government
 • MayorRainer Weber
Area
 • Total60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,281
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47589
Dialling codes0 28 25
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitewww.uedem.de

Uedem is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border to the Netherlands.

Uedem Catholic church: Pfarrkirche Sankt Laurentius
Uedem Reformed Church

Division of the town[edit]

Uedem consists of 4 districts

  • Uedem
  • Uedemerfeld
  • Keppeln
  • Uedemerbruch
  • Brunzenhausen

History[edit]

  • 5th century Frankish nobleman Odo/Udo started settlement in the area
  • 866 first official mentioning as "odeheimero marca"
  • 1359 gained town privileges
  • 1359 liberation out of the dependency towards Xanten – "Treaty Of Xanten"
  • 1794–1814 French occupation
  • 1798 loss of town privileges
  • World War II heavily destroyed (85%) in several air raids as well as ground operation

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.