Ahaus (German pronunciation: [ˈaːhaʊs] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a town in the district of Borken in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, lying some 20 km south-east of Enschede and 15 km south from Gronau. Ahaus is the location of one of Germany's interim storage faciities for radioactive spent fuel.[3]

Ahaus
St George's Fountain in Ahaus
St George's Fountain in Ahaus
Coat of arms of Ahaus
Location of Ahaus within Borken district
Ahaus in BOR.svg
Ahaus is located in Germany
Ahaus
Ahaus
Ahaus is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Ahaus
Ahaus
Coordinates: 52°4′N 7°0′E / 52.067°N 7.000°E / 52.067; 7.000Coordinates: 52°4′N 7°0′E / 52.067°N 7.000°E / 52.067; 7.000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictBorken
Subdivisions6
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Karola Voß[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total151.22 km2 (58.39 sq mi)
Highest elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Lowest elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total39,404
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48683
Dialling codes02561, 02567
Vehicle registrationBOR, AH, BOH
Websitewww.ahaus.de

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Ahaus is twinned with:[4]

Notable peopleEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ Interim Storage of Spent Fuel in Germany History, State and Prospects, Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, June 2015.
  4. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften". stadt-ahaus.de (in German). Ahaus. Retrieved 2021-02-04.