Greven (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁeːvn̩]; Westphalian: Graiwen) is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia and close to the city of Münster.

Greven
Railway station in Greven
Railway station in Greven
Coat of arms of Greven
Coat of arms
Location of Greven within Steinfurt district
Greven in ST.svg
Greven is located in Germany
Greven
Greven
Greven is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Greven
Greven
Coordinates: 52°05′30″N 7°36′30″E / 52.09167°N 7.60833°E / 52.09167; 7.60833Coordinates: 52°05′30″N 7°36′30″E / 52.09167°N 7.60833°E / 52.09167; 7.60833
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorPeter Vennemeyer (SPD)
Area
 • Total140.26 km2 (54.15 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total37,692
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48268
Dialling codes02571
02575 Reckenfeld
Vehicle registrationST, BF, TE
Websitewww.greven.net

GeographyEdit

Greven is situated on the river Ems, approx. 25 km south-east of Rheine and 15 km north of Münster.

Division of the townEdit

Greven consists of the following districts

  • Greven
  • Reckenfeld
  • Gimbte
  • Schmedehausen

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

TransportationEdit

AirportEdit

Greven is home to North Rhine-Westphalia's fourth-largest airport Münster Osnabrück International Airport (IATA code: FMO) transporting approx. 2.5 mil. passengers in 2009, but only 1.2 mil. in 2012 to destinations in Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

RailwayEdit

  • Regional express trains (Regional Express) - these trains do not stop at all stations:
    • Emden(north sea)-Leer(Ostfriesland)-Meppen-Lingen(Emsland)-Rheine-Greven-Münster Hauptbahnhof (Main railway station).
  • Regional trains (Regional Bahn) - these trains stop at all stations:
    • Rheine-Mesum-Emsdetten-Reckenfeld-Greven-Münster Sprakel-Münster Zentrum Nord-Münster Hauptbahnhof(Main railway station).

RoadsEdit

The autobahn A1 from Heiligenhafen in Schleswig-Holstein to Saarbrücken passes near Greven, furthermore 2 bundesstrassen, B481 and B219.

WaterwaysEdit

The Dortmund-Ems Canal crosses through Greven and was lately enlarged to carry ships up to 2,000 tons.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit