Alpen, Germany

Alpen is a municipality in the district of Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Alpen
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Alpen
Location of Alpen within Wesel district
Wesel (district)Recklinghausen (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)BottropOberhausenDuisburgKrefeldViersen (district)Kleve (district)Neukirchen-VluynMoersKamp-LintfortRheinbergDinslakenWeselXantenSonsbeckHünxeSchermbeckHamminkelnAlpenVoerdeAlpen in WES.svg
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Alpen is located in Germany
Alpen
Alpen
Alpen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Alpen
Alpen
Coordinates: 51°34′30″N 06°30′45″E / 51.57500°N 6.51250°E / 51.57500; 6.51250Coordinates: 51°34′30″N 06°30′45″E / 51.57500°N 6.51250°E / 51.57500; 6.51250
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions4
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Thomas Ahls[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total59.54 km2 (22.99 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total12,502
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
46519
Dialling codes02802
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitewww.alpen.de

GeographyEdit

Alpen is situated in the Lower Rhine region, located between the Ruhr area and the border with the Netherlands. Adjacent cities are Rheinberg, Xanten.

Division of the townEdit

The municipality consists 4 districts:

  • Alpen
  • Menzelen
  • Veen
  • Bönninghardt

HistoryEdit

Alpen was mentioned documentarily for the first time in 1074.

PoliticsEdit

The local Municipal Council is represented by the Christian Democratic Union, Social Democratic Party of Germany, Alliance '90/The Greens and the Free Democratic Party.

TransportationEdit

Alpen is reachable by the Bundesautobahn 57 and the federal highways B57 and B58. There is also a train, the RB31 from Duisburg Hbf (direction Xanten) every hour which stops at Alpen. From there it is a 10-minute walk into the centre of Alpen.

SecurityEdit

The municipality of Alpen maintains a Volunteer Fire Department consisting three firehouses with about 105 active firefighter and 14 vehicles. In addition to the area of Alpen, the Bundesautobahn 57 is also part of the area of operation. Crime protection is provided by the state Police of North Rhine-Westphalia with stations in Rheinberg, Xanten and Kamp-Lintfort.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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