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Coordinates: 51°15′N 6°32′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

Willich
Coat of arms of Willich Location of Willich in Germany
 
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
Population 52,712 (2005)
Area 67.76 km²
Population density 778/km²
Elevation 35-41 m
Coordinates 51°15′ N 6°32′ E
Postal code 47877
Area code 02154, 02156
Licence plate code VIE
Mayor Josef Heyes (CDU)
Website stadt-willich.de

Willich is a city in western North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the Kreis Viersen near the cities Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach and Krefeld, about 30 kilometres from the border to the Netherlands. The population is about 52,000 (in 2004). Image File history File links Wappen_von_Willich. ... Image File history File links Lage_der_Stadt_Willich_in_Deutschland. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany. ... Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and (together with Cologne and the Ruhr Area) the economic center of Western Germany. ... Mönchengladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city was founded in 1970 out of the formerly independent villages Willich, Anrath, Schiefbahn and Neersen. But the villages are much older. Willich was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


The most famous building is "Schloss Neersen". The castle is known since the 13th century and was heavily rebuilt in the 17th century. It is know home of the city's administration. During summer an open air theatre is taken place there. A well known place for pilgrims is the chapel "Klein-Jerusalem" from the 17th century.


A lot of international companies, especially from the Far East, have their European or German headquarter in Willich.


In Willich there are junctions of the Bundesautobahn 44 and Bundesautobahn 52. The Bundesautobahn 44 (BAB 40 or A 44) is a German Autobahn. ... Categories: Road stubs ...


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Willich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
Willich is a city in western North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Willich was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century.
In Willich there are junctions of the Bundesautobahn 44 and Bundesautobahn 52.
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