Gelsenkirchen

town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Gelsenkirchen (UK: /ˈɡɛlzənkɪərxən/, US: /ˌɡɛlzənˈkɪərxən/, German: [ˌɡɛlzn̩ˈkɪʁçn̩]; Westphalian: Gelsenkiärken) is a city in Germany in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is about 63 kilometres (39.1 miles) north of Cologne in the so-called Ruhr Area.

Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkiärken  (Westphalian)
The Ruhr Music Theatre MiR
The Ruhr Music Theatre MiR
Flag of Gelsenkirchen
Coat of arms of Gelsenkirchen
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
 • Total104.84 km2 (40.48 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[1]
 • Total260,126
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  2. "www.lds.nrw.de/statistik". Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2008-01-29.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Gelsenkirchen at Wikimedia Commons