Heek, Germany

Heek is a municipality in the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 20 km south-east of Enschede. Heek consists of two villages, Heek and Nienborg.

Heek
Flag of Heek
Flag
Coat of arms of Heek
Coat of arms
Location of Heek within Borken district
Borken (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaKleve (district)Wesel (district)Coesfeld (district)Coesfeld (district)Lower SaxonySteinfurt (district)NetherlandsRaesfeldHeidenRhedeBocholtBorkenRekenVelenStadtlohnHeekAhausGescherLegdenSchöppingenGronauVredenSüdlohnIsselburgHeek in BOR.svg
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Heek is located in Germany
Heek
Heek
Heek is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Heek
Heek
Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 07°05′59″E / 52.11667°N 7.09972°E / 52.11667; 7.09972Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 07°05′59″E / 52.11667°N 7.09972°E / 52.11667; 7.09972
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictBorken
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorFranz-Josef Weilinghoff (Ind.)
Area
 • Total68.98 km2 (26.63 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,653
 • Density130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48619
Dialling codes0 25 68
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitewww.heek.de

SightsEdit

The municipality has various sights to offer:

  • Nienborg Castle
  • Saint Ludgerus Church in Heek. In 1256, this catholic church was mentioned in a document for the first time. It was enlarged several times. The church houses various masterpieces of art, e.g. a baroque pulpit dating from 1755 and a medieval tabernacle from 1520.
  • In the middle of Heek, Eppingscher Hof, a historic farm house dating from 1857, was transformed into a cultural center in 1990.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.