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Linnich is a town in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the River Rur (Roer river), approx. 10 km north-west of Jülich.

Linnich
Coat of arms of Linnich
Coat of arms
Location of Linnich within Düren district
Linnich in DN.svg
Linnich is located in Germany
Linnich
Linnich
Linnich is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Linnich
Linnich
Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 06°16′04″E / 50.97889°N 6.26778°E / 50.97889; 6.26778Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 06°16′04″E / 50.97889°N 6.26778°E / 50.97889; 6.26778
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictDüren
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Witkopp (CDU)
Area
 • Total65.46 km2 (25.27 sq mi)
Elevation
73 m (240 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,593
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
52441
Dialling codes02462
Vehicle registrationDN and JÜL
Websitewww.linnich.de

EconomyEdit

 
Linnich

Linnich is the home of SIG Combibloc the specialist for aseptic carton packaging. On the same Industrial site Gascogne Laminates Germany is producing laminates packaging for the pharmaceutical industry

Town twinningsEdit

Since 1974, Linnich is twinned with the French town of Lesquin in the Nord département.

TransportationEdit

 
Rurtalbahn in Linnich

Linnich has no direct connections the German Autobahns, but the exits Erkelenz-Süd of the BAB 46, Titz, Jülich-Koslar or Aldenhoven of the BAB 44 can be used.

Linnich is connected to the Rurtalbahn since 2002, and has one station near the SIG-factory and one in the suburb Tetz.

Culture and landmarksEdit

MuseumsEdit

  • Deutsche Glasmalerei-Museum (German Stained glass Museum)
  • Museum of Local History

See alsoEdit

Born in LinnichEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.