Gangelt

Gangelt
Gänsebrunnen Gangelt.jpg
Coat of arms of Gangelt
Location of Gangelt within Heinsberg district
Heinsberg (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)Aachen (district)Düren (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisRhein-Kreis NeussMönchengladbachNetherlandsWegbergHeinsbergÜbach-PalenbergGangeltSelfkantHückelhovenErkelenzGeilenkirchenWassenbergWaldfeuchtGangelt in HS.svg
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Gangelt
Gangelt
Gangelt is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Gangelt
Gangelt
Coordinates:50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000Coordinates:50°58′59″N 06°00′00″E / 50.98306°N 6.00000°E / 50.98306; 6.00000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictHeinsberg
Subdivisions17
Government
 • Mayor(2020–25) Guido Willems[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total48.73 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total12,733
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
52538
Dialling codes02454
Vehicle registrationHS
Websitewww.gangelt.de

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.

Geography

Neighbour municipalities

WaldfeuchtHeinsberg
SelfkantBrosen windrose.svgGeilenkirchen
Sittard-GeleenBeekdaelen

Local subdivisions

  • Gangelt with 2,521 inhabitants
  • Birgden with 2,977 inhabitants
  • 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

(21.02.2007)

History

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.[3]

Town twinning

Local people

  • Gerardus Mercator, cartographer born 1512
  • Karl-Josef Kutsch (born 1924), German physician and co-author of Großes Sängerlexikon

References

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ From: https://www.land.nrw/sites/default/files/asset/document/zwischenergebnis_covid19_case_study_gangelt_0.pdf


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Deutsch (de): Lagekarte von Gangelt, Kreis Heinsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland.
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français (fr): Plan de localisation de la municipalité Gangelt dans l'arrondissement de Heinsberg dans Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie, Allemagne.
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