Velen

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Velen
Velen Castle
Velen Castle
Flag of Velen
Flag
Coat of arms of Velen
Coat of arms
Velen  is located in Germany
Velen
Velen
Location of Velen within Borken district
Borken (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Kleve (district) Wesel (district) Coesfeld (district) Coesfeld (district) Lower Saxony Steinfurt (district) Netherlands Raesfeld Heiden Rhede Bocholt Borken Reken Velen Stadtlohn Heek Ahaus Gescher Legden Schöppingen Gronau Vreden Südlohn IsselburgVelen in BOR.svg
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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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Christian Schulze Pellengahr
Area
 • Total 70.52 km2 (27.23 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,044
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46342
Dialling codes 0 28 63
Vehicle registration BOR
Website www.velen.de

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.

Personalities[edit]

Hendrickje Stoffels

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