Neuss

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Neuss
Coat of arms of Neuss
Neuss is located in Germany
Neuss
Coordinates 51°12′01″N 6°41′38″E / 51.20028°N 6.69389°E / 51.20028; 6.69389
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Rhein-Kreis Neuss
City subdivisions 28 statistische Bezirke
Mayor Herbert Napp (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 99.48 km2 (38.41 sq mi)
Elevation 30 - 67.5 m
Population 152,450  (30 September 2007)
 - Density 1,532 /km2 (3,969 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate NE
Postal codes 41460-41472
Area codes 02131, 02137 (Norf), 02182
Website www.neuss.de

Neuss is a city in the west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In the local dialect it is called Nüss or Neuß. Neuss has about 150,000 inhabitants. It is on the Rhine, opposite the big city of Düsseldorf.

Neuss was founded by the Romans about 2,000 years ago. The Romans called the town Castra Novesia.