Datteln

town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Datteln is a town in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. As of 5 September 2011, 34,481 people lived there. Datteln is in the Recklinghausen Rural District. It is at the intersection of four canals: the Datteln-Hamm Canal, the Wesel-Datteln Canal, the Dortmund-Ems Canal and the Rhein-Herne Canal. This is the largest canal junction in the world.

Datteln
Datteln Alter Marktplatz Tigg.jpg
Flag of Datteln
Coat of arms of Datteln
Location of Datteln within Recklinghausen district
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Datteln is located in Germany
Datteln
Datteln
Datteln is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Datteln
Datteln
Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorAndré Dora (SPD)
Area
 • Total66.08 km2 (25.51 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total34,714
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
45711
Dialling codes0 23 63
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.datteln.de

Datteln has the very large, controversial E-on power plant, one of the world's most advanced hard coal-fired power plants.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. "E.ON SE - Power Plant Datteln 4". eon.com. 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2014.