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Gelsenkirchen

town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Gelsenkirchen is a city in Germany in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is about 63 km (39.1 mi) north of Cologne in the so-called Ruhr Area.

Gelsenkirchen
The Ruhr Music Theatre MiR
The Ruhr Music Theatre MiR
Coat of arms of Gelsenkirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen is located in Germany
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Coordinates: 51°31′N 07°06′E / 51.517°N 7.100°E / 51.517; 7.100Coordinates: 51°31′N 07°06′E / 51.517°N 7.100°E / 51.517; 7.100
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorFrank Baranowski (SPD)
Area
 • Total104.94 km2 (40.52 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2006-06-30)
 • Total267,362
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45801-45899
Dialling codes0209
Vehicle registrationGE
Websitewww.gelsenkirchen.de

About 269,000 people live there. In the past it was dominated by coal mining and steel industry. The city is famous for its football (soccer) club FC Schalke 04.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/LaenderRegionen/Regionales/Gemeindeverzeichnis/Administrativ/Aktuell/05Staedte.html.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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