Gangelt

Gangelt is a municipality in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is on the border with the Netherlands and about 10 km east of Sittard and 10 km south-west of Heinsberg.

Gangelt
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Coat of arms of Gangelt
Coat of arms
Location of Gangelt within Heinsberg district
Heinsberg (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)Aachen (district)Düren (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisRhein-Kreis NeussMönchengladbachNetherlandsWegbergHeinsbergÜbach-PalenbergGangeltSelfkantHückelhovenErkelenzGeilenkirchenWassenbergWaldfeuchtGangelt in HS.svg
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Gangelt is located in Germany
Gangelt
Gangelt
Gangelt is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Gangelt
Gangelt
Coordinates: 50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000Coordinates: 50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictHeinsberg
Subdivisions17
Government
 • MayorBernhard Tholen (CDU)
Area
 • Total48.73 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,446
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
52538
Dialling codes02454
Vehicle registrationHS
Websitewww.gangelt.de

Its most well-known resident was cartographer Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, who lived the first five or six years of his life there.

GeographyEdit

Neighbour municipalitiesEdit

Waldfeucht Heinsberg
Selfkant   Geilenkirchen
Sittard Onderbanken

Local subdivisionsEdit

  • Gangelt with 2,521 inhabitants
  • Birgden with 2,977 inhabitants
  • Breberen with 828 inhabitants
  • Broichhoven with 168 inhabitants
  • Brüxgen with 513 inhabitants
  • Buscherheide with 132 inhabitants
  • Harzelt with 201 inhabitants
  • Hastenrath with 536 inhabitants
  • Hohenbusch with 45 inhabitants
  • Kievelberg with 32 inhabitants
  • Kreuzrath with 504 inhabitants
  • Langbroich with 807 inhabitants
  • Mindergangelt with 244 inhabitants
  • Nachbarheid with 120 inhabitants
  • Niederbusch with 601 inhabitants
  • Schierwaldenrath with 596 inhabitants
  • Schümm with 93 inhabitants
  • Stahe with 1,029 inhabitants
  • Vinteln with 42 inhabitants

(21.02.2007)

HistoryEdit

Gangelt was first mentioned in a document in 828 as a King's property.

In February 2020, a carnival celebration caused a massive Covid-19 outbreak. In April 2020, one in seven residents was seropositive, in a sample of 500.[2].

Town twinningEdit

Local peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ From: https://www.land.nrw/sites/default/files/asset/document/zwischenergebnis_covid19_case_study_gangelt_0.pdf