Gronau (Westf.) (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁoːnaʊ]) is a city in the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Enschede. Documentary evidence of Gronau dates to 1365.

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Saint Anthony Church
Flag of Gronau
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Coat of arms of Gronau
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Location of Gronau within Borken district
Borken (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaKleve (district)Wesel (district)Coesfeld (district)Coesfeld (district)Lower SaxonySteinfurt (district)NetherlandsRaesfeldHeidenRhedeBocholtBorkenRekenVelenStadtlohnHeekAhausGescherLegdenSchöppingenGronauVredenSüdlohnIsselburgGronau (Westf.) in BOR.svg
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Gronau is located in Germany
Gronau
Gronau
Gronau is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Gronau
Gronau
Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167Coordinates: 52°12′45″N 7°02′30″E / 52.21250°N 7.04167°E / 52.21250; 7.04167
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictBorken
First mentioned1365
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorRainer Doetkotte[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.63 km2 (30.36 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total48,072
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48599
Dialling codes0 25 62
0 25 65 (Epe)
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitewww.gronau.de

Notable personsEdit

The Dutch singer Rania Zeriri lives in Gronau. The Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska grew up here; her father was tennis coach at the local club. Blaise Nkufo, a Swiss soccer player with African roots, former player of the Dutch football club FC Twente, lived in Gronau. Klaus Vogelgesang [de], a German artist, grew up in Gronau.

Born in GronauEdit

TransportationEdit

Gronau can be reached by road via the Autobahn A 30 and A 31, the Dutch Rijksweg 35, the Bundesstraße B 54 and B 474. Gronau (Westf) railway station connects Gronau with Enschede in the Netherlands via the Dortmund–Enschede railway and the Münster–Enschede railway. The nearest airports are Münster Osnabrück International Airport and Enschede Airport Twente, although the latter has no scheduled flights.

International relationsEdit

Gronau is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rainer Doetkotte neuer Bürgermeister in Gronau", Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 24 March 2019
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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