Castrop-Rauxel

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Castrop-Rauxel
Coat of arms of Castrop-Rauxel
Castrop-Rauxel is located in Germany
Castrop-Rauxel
Coordinates 51°33′0″N 7°19′0″E / 51.55°N 7.316667°E / 51.55; 7.316667
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Recklinghausen
Town subdivisions 15
Mayor Johannes Beisenherz (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 51.66 km2 (19.95 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m  (322 ft)
Population 77,263  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,496 /km2 (3,874 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate RE
Postal codes 44575–44581
Area codes 02305,
02367 (Henrichenburg)
Website www.castrop-rauxel.de

Castrop-Rauxel is a town in the Ruhr area in the German state North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 78,000 inhabitants.