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Coat of arms of Gangelt
Coat of arms
Gangelt  is located in Germany
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Heinsberg
 • Total 48.73 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,642
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52538
Dialling codes 02454
Vehicle registration HS

Gangelt is a municipality in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Sittard and 10 km south-west of Heinsberg. Gangelt was the town in which Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, lived for the first five or six years of his life. Mercator was a famous cartographer (born 1512).


Neighbour municipalities

Waldfeucht Heinsberg
Selfkant Geilenkirchen
Sittard Onderbanken

Local subdivisions

  • Gangelt with 2.521 inhabitants
  • Birgden with 2.977 inhabitants
  • Breberen with 828 inhabitants
  • Broichhoven with 168 inhabitants
  • Brüxgen with 513 inhabitants
  • Buscherheide with 132 inhabitants
  • Harzelt with 201 inhabitants
  • Hastenrath with 536 inhabitants
  • Hohenbusch with 45 inhabitants
  • Kievelberg with 32 inhabitants
  • Kreuzrath with 504 inhabitants
  • Langbroich with 807 inhabitants
  • Mindergangelt with 244 inhabitants
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