Dinslaken

Dinslaken is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known for its harness racing track, its now closed coal mine in Lohberg and its wealthy neighborhoods Hiesfeld and Eppinghoven.

Dinslaken
Flag of Dinslaken
Flag
Coat of arms of Dinslaken
Coat of arms
Location of Dinslaken within Wesel district
Dinslaken in WES.svg
Dinslaken is located in Germany
Dinslaken
Dinslaken
Dinslaken is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Dinslaken
Dinslaken
Coordinates: 51°34′N 6°44′E / 51.567°N 6.733°E / 51.567; 6.733Coordinates: 51°34′N 6°44′E / 51.567°N 6.733°E / 51.567; 6.733
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorMichael Heidinger (SPD)
Area
 • Total47.67 km2 (18.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation
113 m (371 ft)
Lowest elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total67,525
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
46535, 46537, 46539
Dialling codes02064
Vehicle registrationWES, DIN, MO
Websitewww.dinslaken.de

GeographyEdit

Dinslaken is a city of the Lower Rhine region and situated at the northwestern margin of the Ruhr area, approx. 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Duisburg.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

Dinslaken consists of 7 subdivisions

  • Eppinghoven
  • Hiesfeld
  • Innenstadt
  • Lohberg
  • Oberlohberg
  • Bruch
  • Averbruch
  • Hagenbezirk

SightsEdit

The medieval parish church, St. Vincentius, was heavily damaged during World War II, but was rebuilt from 1951 to 1952.

International relationsEdit

Dinslaken is twinned with:[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Dietrich Barfurth (1849–1927), physician and anatomist, rector of the University of Rostock
 
Dietrich Barfurth, 1890s

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Alte Freunde - vielfältige Kontakte". dinslaken.de (in German). Dinslaken. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

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