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Moers
Moers Castle
Moers Castle
Coat of arms of Moers
Moers is located in Germany
Moers
Coordinates 51°27′33″N 6°37′11″E / 51.45917°N 6.61972°E / 51.45917; 6.61972
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
City subdivisions 3
Mayor Norbert Ballhaus (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 67.68 km2 (26.13 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m  (75 ft)
Population 107,180  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,584 /km2 (4,102 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WES
Postal codes 47441 - 47447
Area codes 0 28 41
Website Willkomen in Moers (German)
Location of the town of Moers within Wesel district
Map

Moers (Mors, Mörs;[1] Dutch: Murse, Murs or Meurs in older texts[2] is a city on the left bank of the Rhine.

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History

A target of the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Steinkohlenbergwerke (English: coal mine) Rheinpreussen synthetic oil plant in Moers[1] was partially dismantled post-war.[2] In 1985, the Moers´ Sports Club (volleyball) was formed, winning the 1989 Bundesliga championship.

Notable persons

Christian Ehrhoff, Professional Ice Hockey Player, and Stephan Paßlack, former international football player

Mayors

  • 1815-1820: Wilhelm Urbach
  • 1822-1830: von Nievenheim
  • 1830-1850: Friedrich Adolf Vinmann
  • 1850-1859: Karl von Strampff
  • 1860-1864: Gottlieb Meumann
  • 1864-1897: Gustav Kautz
  • 1898-1910: August Craemer
  • 1910-1915: Dr. Richard Glum
  • 1917-1937: Dr. Fritz Eckert
  • 1937-1941: Fritz Grüttgen
  • 1943-1945: Peter Linden
  • 1945-1946: Dr. Otto Maiweg
  • 1946: Karl Peschken
  • 1946-1952: Wilhelm Müller
  • 1952-1977: Albin Neuse (SPD)
  • 1977-1999: Wilhelm Brunswick (SPD)
  • 1999-2004: Rafael Hofmann (CDU)

International relations

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Twin towns — Sister cities

Moers is twinned with: 1966 France Maisons-Alfort
1974 France Bapaume
1980 United Kingdom Knowsley (Merseyside)
1987 Israel Ramla
1989 Nicaragua La Trinidad
1990 Germany Seelow (Brandenburg)

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References


Simple English

Moers

Moers
Coordinates 51°27′33″N 6°37′11″E / 51.45917°N 6.61972°E / 51.45917; 6.61972
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
City subdivisions 3
Mayor Norbert Ballhaus (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 67.68 km2 (26.13 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m  (75 ft)
Population 107,180  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,584 /km2 (4,102 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WES
Postal codes 47441 - 47447
Area codes 0 28 41
Website www.moers.de

Moers is a city in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Moers is near to Duisburg and belongs to the Ruhr area. It has about 110,000 inhabitants.frr:Moers


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