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Velen is a municipality in the district Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with about 12,000 citizens. It consists of the two settlements of Velen and Ramsdorf and the four rural regions Ostendorf-Krueckling, Bleking-Holthausen, Nordvelen and Waldvelen. In 2003 the city received the title "staatlich anerkannter Erholungsort" (recreation village approved by the state) from the regional president. Since August 2012 it is a town.

Velen
Velen Castle
Velen Castle
Flag of Velen
Flag
Coat of arms of Velen
Coat of arms
Location of Velen within Borken district
Borken (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaKleve (district)Wesel (district)Coesfeld (district)Coesfeld (district)Lower SaxonySteinfurt (district)NetherlandsRaesfeldHeidenRhedeBocholtBorkenRekenVelenStadtlohnHeekAhausGescherLegdenSchöppingenGronauVredenSüdlohnIsselburgVelen in BOR.svg
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Velen is located in Germany
Velen
Velen
Velen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Velen
Velen
Coordinates: 51°53′38″N 06°59′23″E / 51.89389°N 6.98972°E / 51.89389; 6.98972Coordinates: 51°53′38″N 06°59′23″E / 51.89389°N 6.98972°E / 51.89389; 6.98972
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictBorken
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorDr. Christian Schulze Pellengahr
Area
 • Total70.52 km2 (27.23 sq mi)
Elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,989
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
46342
Dialling codes0 28 63
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitewww.velen.de

PersonalitiesEdit

 
Hendrickje Stoffels

ReferencesEdit

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