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Straelen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtʁaːlən]) is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km north-east of Venlo.

Straelen
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Coat of arms of Straelen
Coat of arms
Location of Straelen within Kleve district
Emmerich am RheinKleve (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)KrefeldDuisburgWesel (district)Borken (district)NetherlandsWachtendonkKalkarGochKerkenStraelenRheurdtGeldernKranenburgReesBedburg-HauWeezeIssumKevelaerUedemKleveStraelen in KLE.svg
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Straelen is located in Germany
Straelen
Straelen
Straelen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Straelen
Straelen
Coordinates: 51°27′00″N 06°16′00″E / 51.45000°N 6.26667°E / 51.45000; 6.26667Coordinates: 51°27′00″N 06°16′00″E / 51.45000°N 6.26667°E / 51.45000; 6.26667
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictKleve
Government
 • MayorHans-Josef Linßen ((CDU))
Area
 • Total74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,020
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47638
Dialling codes02834 & 02839
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitewww.straelen.de

HistoryEdit

Historical affiliations

  County of Guelders 1118–1339
  Duchy of Guelders 1339–1393
  Duchy of Jülich 1393–1423
  Duchy of Guelders 1423–1543
  Habsburg Netherlands 1543–1556
  Spanish Netherlands 1556–1632
  Dutch Republic 1632–1635
  Spanish Netherlands 1635–1713
  Kingdom of Prussia 1713–1794
  French Republic 1794–1804
  French Empire 1804–1814
  Kingdom of Prussia 1815–1871
  German Empire 1871–1918
  Weimar Republic 1919–1933
  Nazi Germany 1933–1945
  Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949
  West Germany 1949–1990
  Germany 1990–present

Straelen was first mentioned in Latin as Strala in 1063.

 
Herongen, church: die Sankt Amanduskirche

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.

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