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Mönchengladbach

German location
NameMönchengladbach
Administration
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
Districturban district
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BrgermeisterNorbert Bude
PartySPD
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Basic statistics
Area (km2)170.43
Elevation (m)70
Population258346
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateMG
Postal code41001 41239
Area code02161, 02166

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Mönchengladbach (-demœnçənˈɡlatbax), formerly known as Münchengladbach, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located west of the Rhine half way between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border.

Mönchengladbach is home of the football club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Formula One race car drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, author/cartoonist Walter Moers, cabaret artist Volker Pispers, and the philosopher Hans Jonas.


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