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Mönchengladbach
Cathedral of Mönchengladbach
Cathedral of Mönchengladbach
Coat of arms of Mönchengladbach
Coordinates 51°12′N 06°26′E / 51.2°N 6.43333°E / 51.2; 6.43333
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Hans Wilhelm Reiners (2016) (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 170.43 km2 (65.80 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m  (230 ft)
Population 261,645  (16 November 2005)
 - Density 1,535 /km2 (3,976 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MG
Postal codes 41001-41239
Area codes 02161, 02166
Website www.moenchengladbach.de

Mönchengladbach is a city in the very west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is 35 km from Düsseldorf and 15 km from the Netherlands away. It has about 260,000 inhabitants and a well-known soccer team, Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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