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.
Its most well-known resident was cartographer Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, who lived the first five or six years of his life there.
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- 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
Gangelt was first mentioned in a document in 828 as a King's property.
In February 2020, a carnival celebration caused a massive COVID-19 outbreak. In April 2020, one in seven residents was seropositive, in a sample of 500.
- Gerardus Mercator, cartographer born 1512
- Karl-Josef Kutsch (born 1924), German physician and co-author of Großes Sängerlexikon
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