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Neukirchen-Vluyn  is located in Germany
Location of Neukirchen-Vluyn within Wesel district
Wesel (district) Recklinghausen (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Borken (district) Bottrop Oberhausen Duisburg Krefeld Viersen (district) Kleve (district) Neukirchen-Vluyn Moers Kamp-Lintfort Rheinberg Dinslaken Wesel Xanten Sonsbeck Hünxe Schermbeck Hamminkeln Alpen VoerdeNeukirchen-Vluyn in WES.svg
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Coordinates: 51°26′30″N 6°33′30″E / 51.44167°N 6.55833°E / 51.44167; 6.55833Coordinates: 51°26′30″N 6°33′30″E / 51.44167°N 6.55833°E / 51.44167; 6.55833
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
 • Mayor Harald Lenßen (CDU)
 • Total 43.48 km2 (16.79 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27,178
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47506
Dialling codes 0 28 45
Vehicle registration WES

Neukirchen-Vluyn (German pronunciation: [nɔʏˈkɪʁçənˈflyːn]) is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 5 km west of Moers, and 15 km north of Krefeld.


Mayors since 1836:[2]

  • 1836–1875 Gustav Haarbeck
  • 1875–1923 Hermann Haarbeck
  • 1923–1928 Dr. Baehr
  • 1928–1945 Erich Neumann (NSDAP)
  • 1945–1946 Wilhelm Schneider (appointed by military government)
  • 1946–1950 Tillmann Bongardt (CDU)
  • 1950–1952 Oskar Kühnel (SPD)
  • 1952–1956 Johann Kaiser (SPD)
  • 1956–1963 Oskar Kühnel (SPD)
  • 1963–1975 Gerhard Haastert (CDU)
  • 1975–1989 Oskar Böhm (SPD)
  • 1989–1994 Kornelia Kuhn (CDU)
  • 1994–1999 Peter Wermke (SPD) (last voluntary Mayor)
  • 1999–2009 Bernd Böing (parteilos) (first full-time Mayor)
  • since 2009 Harald Lenßen (CDU)

Population development

Number of inhabitants as of December, 31[3]

Year   Inhabitants
1998 28.300
1999 28.408
2000 28.525
2001 28.566
2002 28.829
Year   Inhabitants
2003 28.809
2004 28.835
2005 28.650
2006 28.491
2009 27.627
2010 27.579

International relations

Neukirchen-Vluyn is twinned with:

Mills, typically to those found in the Netherlands, from the 18th and 19th century, colonies of cole minings as well as the water castle Bloemersheim are witnesses of Neukirchen-Vluyn's history. Historical city tours and the local museum display the influence of agriculture and mining on the development of the town. The museum is located in the cultural hall "Kulturhalle", where one can enjoy exhibitions of art and live music on a regular basis. The classical concerts in the courtyard of the castle are further a constant in Neukirchen-Vluyn's entertainment schedule. For recreation, the town offers various trails for horseback riding and hiking as well as a golf court. For more information on Neukirchen-Vluyn visit:

Born in Neukirchen-Vluyn

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  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Stadtarchiv Neukirchen-Vluyn.
  3. ^ Bevölkerung im Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf Archived 2011-06-25 at the Wayback Machine. accessed July 25, 2011

External links

  • Official site (in German)

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