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 was the town in which Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, lived for the first five or six years of his life. Mercator was a famous cartographer (born 1512).

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

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GeographyEdit

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.

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.