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Datteln
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Flag of Datteln
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Coat of arms of Datteln
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Recklinghausen
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 34,596
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45711
Dialling codes 0 23 63
Vehicle registration RE
Website www.datteln.de

Datteln is a town in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. As of 9/5/2011, 34,481 people lived there. Datteln is in the Recklinghausen Rural District. It is at the intersection of four canals: the Datteln-Hamm Canal, the Wesel-Datteln Canal, the Dortmund-Ems Canal and the Rhein-Herne Canal. This is the largest canal junction in the world.

Datteln has the very large, controversial E-on power plant, one of the world's most advanced hard coal-fired power plants.


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