Greven

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Greven
Trainstation in Greven
Trainstation in Greven
Coat of arms of Greven
Coat of arms
Greven   is located in Germany
Greven
Greven
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Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Peter Vennemeyer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 140.26 km2 (54.15 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 35,278
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48268
Dialling codes 02571
02575 Reckenfeld
Vehicle registration ST, BF, TE
Website www.greven.net

Greven (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁeːvən]) is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia and close to the city of Münster.

Geography

Greven is situated on the river Ems, approx. 25 km south-east of Rheine and 15 km north of Münster.

Division of the town

Greven consists of the following districts

  • Greven
  • Reckenfeld
  • Gimbte
  • Schmedehausen

Neighbouring municipalities

Transportation

Airport

Greven is home to North Rhine-Westphalia's fourth-largest airport Münster Osnabrück International Airport (IATA code: FMO) transporting approx. 2.5 mil. passengers in 2009, but only 1.2 mil. in 2012 to destinations in Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

Railway

  • Regional express trains (Regional Express) - these trains do not stop at all stations:
    • Emden(north sea)-Leer(Ostfriesland)-Meppen-Lingen(Emsland)-Rheine-Greven-Münster Hauptbahnhof (Main railway station).
  • Regional trains (Regional Bahn) - these trains stop at all stations:
    • Rheine-Mesum-Emsdetten-Reckenfeld-Greven-Münster Sprakel-Münster Zentrum Nord-Münster Hauptbahnhof(Main railway station).

Roads

The autobahn A1 from Heiligenhafen in Schleswig-Holstein to Saarbrücken passes near Greven, furthermore 2 bundesstrassen, B481 and B219.

Waterways

The Dortmund-Ems Canal crosses through Greven and was lately enlarged to carry ships up to 2.000 tons.

References

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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