Straelen

Straelen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtʁaːlən]) is a municipality in the district of Cleves, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km north-east of Venlo.

Straelen

Coat of arms
Location of Straelen within Kleve district
Straelen
Straelen
Coordinates: 51°27′00″N 06°16′00″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictKleve
Government
  MayorHans-Josef Linßen ((CDU))
Area
  Total74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total16,114
  Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47638
Dialling codes02834 & 02839
Vehicle registrationKLE
Websitewww.straelen.de

History

Historical affiliations

County of Guelders 1118–1339
Duchy of Guelders 1339–1393
Duchy of Jülich 1393–1423
Duchy of Guelders 1423–1543
Habsburg Netherlands 1543–1556
Spanish Netherlands 1556–1632
 Dutch Republic 1632–1635
Spanish Netherlands 1635–1713
 Kingdom of Prussia 1713–1794
French Republic 1794–1804
French Empire 1804–1814
 Kingdom of Prussia 1815–1871
 German Empire 1871–1918
 Weimar Republic 1919–1933
 Nazi Germany 1933–1945
 Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949
 West Germany 1949–1990
 Germany 1990–present

Straelen was first mentioned in Latin as Strala in 1063.

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