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Moers (German pronunciation: [ˈmœʁs] (listen); older form: Mörs; archaic Dutch: Murse, Murs or Meurs) is a German city on the western bank of the Rhine, close to Duisburg. Moers belongs to the district of Wesel.
Moers Castle (2014)
|• Mayor||Christoph Fleischhauer (CDU)|
|• Total||67.68 km2 (26.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
47441 - 47447
|Dialling codes||0 28 41|
|Vehicle registration||MO (alternative: WES or DIN)|
Known earliest from 1186, the county of Moers was an independent principality within the Holy Roman Empire.
During the Eighty Years' War it was alternately captured by Spanish and Dutch troops, as it bordered the Upper Quarter of Guelders. During the war it finally fell to Maurice of Orange. As it was separated from the Dutch Republic by Spanish Upper Guelders it did not become an integral part of the Republic, though Dutch troops were stationed there.
|Significant minority groups|
- 1815–1820: Wilhelm Urbach
- 1822–1830: von Nievenheim
- 1830–1850: Friedrich Adolf Vinmann
- 1850–1859: Karl von Strampff
- 1860–1864: Gottlieb Meumann
- 1864–1897: Gustav Kautz
- 1898–1910: August Craemer
- 1910–1915: Richard Glum
- 1917–1937: Fritz Eckert
- 1937–1941: Fritz Grüttgen
- 1943–1945: Peter Linden
- 1945–1946: Otto Maiweg
- 1946: Karl Peschken
- 1946–1952: Wilhelm Müller
- 1952–1977: Albin Neuse (SPD)
- 1977–1999: Wilhelm Brunswick (SPD)
- 1999–2004: Rafael Hofmann (CDU)
- 2004–2014: Norbert Ballhaus (SPD)
- 2014–CDU) : Christoph Fleischhauer (
In 1985, the Moers Sports Club (volleyball) was formed, winning the 1989 Bundesliga championship.
- Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769), lay preacher, mystic and poet
- Georg Perthes (1869–1927), surgeon and radiologist (Perthes disease)
- Anna Erler-Schnaudt (1878–1963), contralto
- Hans Dammers (1913–1944), Luftwaffe ace
- Walter Niephaus (1923–1992), chess master
- Hanns Dieter Hüsch (1925–2005), comedian, writer
- Hubert Hahne (1935–2019), race car driver
- Herman Weigel (born 1950), film producer and screenwriter
- Jürgen Renn (born 1956), physicist and historian of science
- Helga Trüpel (born 1958), politician (Alliance 90/The Greens)
- Jörg van Ommen (born 1962), race car driver
- Katja Nass (born 1968), fencer
- Stephan Paßlack (born 1970), footballer
- Christian Ehrhoff (born 1982), ice hockey player
- Timo Weß (born 1982), field hockey player
- Benjamin Weß (born 1985), field hockey player
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
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