Datteln

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Datteln
Datteln Alter Marktplatz Tigg.jpg
Flag of Datteln
Flag
Coat of arms of Datteln
Coat of arms
Location of Datteln within Recklinghausen district
Datteln in RE.svg
Datteln is located in Germany
Datteln
Datteln
Datteln is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Datteln
Datteln
Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 7°20′30″E / 51.65389°N 7.34167°E / 51.65389; 7.34167
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictRecklinghausen
Government
 • MayorAndré Dora (SPD)
Area
 • Total66.1 km2 (25.5 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total34,555
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45711
Dialling codes0 23 63
Vehicle registrationRE
Websitewww.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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. "E.ON SE - Power Plant Datteln 4". eon.com. 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.