Datteln is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on a crossroads of four canals (Datteln-Hamm Canal, Wesel-Datteln Canal, Dortmund-Ems Canal and Rhein-Herne Canal), which makes it the biggest canal junction in the World, approx. 10 km north-east of Recklinghausen and 20 km north-west of Dortmund.

Datteln
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Coat of arms of Datteln
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Location of Datteln within Recklinghausen district
Recklinghausen (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaDortmundBochumHerneGelsenkirchenEssenWesel (district)BottropUnna (district)Coesfeld (district)Borken (district)GladbeckRecklinghausenDattelnOer-ErkenschwickCastrop-RauxelMarlHertenWaltropHaltern am SeeDorstenDatteln in RE.svg
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Datteln is located in Germany
Datteln
Datteln
Datteln is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Datteln
Datteln
Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorAndré Dora (SPD)
Area
 • Total66.08 km2 (25.51 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total34,614
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45711
Dialling codes0 23 63
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.datteln.de

Katja Seizinger, former alpine skier and triple Olympic gold medallist, was born in Datteln.[2]

Coal power plant Datteln 1-3

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International relationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (4 ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 322. ISBN 9780810875227. Retrieved 28 December 2013.