Neuss

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Neuss
Coat of arms of Neuss
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Subdivisions 28 statistische Bezirke
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Napp (CDU)
Area
 • Total 99.48 km2 (38.41 sq mi)
Elevation 30 - 67.5 m (−191.5 ft)
Population (2007-09-30)
 • Total 152,450
 • Density 1,532.47/km2 (3,969.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41460-41472
Dialling codes 02131, 02137 (Norf), 02182
Vehicle registration NE
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.