Niederkrüchten is a municipality in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km east of Roermond and 15 km west of Mönchengladbach.

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Coat of arms of Niederkrüchten
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Location of Niederkrüchten within Viersen district
Viersen (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaKleve (district)Wesel (district)DuisburgKrefeldRhein-Kreis NeussMönchengladbachHeinsberg (district)NetherlandsNettetalTönisvorstGrefrathNiederkrüchtenBrüggenViersenWillichKempenSchwalmtalNiederkrüchten in VIE.svg
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Niederkrüchten is located in Germany
Niederkrüchten
Niederkrüchten
Niederkrüchten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Niederkrüchten
Niederkrüchten
Coordinates: 51°11′56″N 06°13′10″E / 51.19889°N 6.21944°E / 51.19889; 6.21944Coordinates: 51°11′56″N 06°13′10″E / 51.19889°N 6.21944°E / 51.19889; 6.21944
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictViersen
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorHerbert Winzen
Area
 • Total67.07 km2 (25.90 sq mi)
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total15,550
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
41372
Dialling codes0 21 63
Vehicle registrationVIE
Websitewww.niederkruechten.de

ElmptEdit

The formerly separate settlement of Elmpt was incorporated into Niederkrüchten in 1972. Elmpt was the site of a British armed forces base, known from its construction in 1953 until 2002 as RAF Brüggen and from 2002 until 2015 as Javelin Barracks. In December 2015 the base was handed back to the North Rhine-Westphalian authorities, who use it as accommodation for refugees.

PersonalitiesEdit

Personalities born in NiederkrüchtenEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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