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View over Gennep
View over Gennep
Flag of Gennep
Coat of arms of Gennep
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gennep in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Peter de Koning (VVD)
 • Total 50.42 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
 • Land 47.71 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
 • Water 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 17,277
 • Density 362/km2 (940/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gennepenaar, Genneper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6590–6599
Area code 0485
Website .nl.gennepwww

Gennep (   ) is a municipality and a city in southeastern Netherlands. It lies in the northern part of the province of Limburg. Furthermore, it lies on the right bank of the Meuse river, and south of the forest of the Klever Reichswald. The municipality of Gennep has 17,277 inhabitants (2014).

The Niers river flows into the Meuse in Gennep.


  • Population centres 1
    • Topography 1.1
  • The city of Gennep 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Population centres

Aaldonk, Dam, De Looi, Diekendaal, Gennep, Heijen, Hekkens, Milsbeek, Ottersum, Smele, Ven-Zelderheide, and Zelder.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Gennep, June 2015

The city of Gennep

Gennep, former town hall, on the left the new town hall

Gennep was the title of a comital family, known descendants of which are the famous Saint Norbert of Gennep and William of Gennep, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.

Gennep probably received city rights in 1371. However, it remains unclear whether these city rights have really been assigned to Gennep, as the supposed documents burned during a fire in the townhall of Gennep at the end of the 16th century. Gennep lies about 18 kilometres (11 miles) southeast of Nijmegen.

In 2001, Gennep had 8306 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.11 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi), and contained 3124 residences.[5]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Gennep is twinned with:


The Niers river near Ottersum
  1. ^ "Burgemeester Dhr. P.J.H.M. De Koning" [Mayor Mr. P.J.H.M. De Koning] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gennep. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6591CP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [2]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website

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