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Uedem
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Kleve
Founded
First mentioned
Government
 • Mayor Rainer Weber
Area
 • Total 60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,218
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47589
Dialling codes 0 28 25
Vehicle registration KLE
Website www.uedem.de

Uedem is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands.

Uedem Catholic church: Pfarrkirche Sankt Laurentius

Uedem Reformed Church

Division of the town[]

Uedem consists of 4 districts

  • Uedem
  • Uedemerfeld
  • Keppeln
  • Uedemerbruch
  • Brunzenhausen

History[]

  • 5th century Frankish nobleman Odo/Udo started settlement in the area
  • 866 first official mentioning as "odeheimero marca"
  • 1359 gained town privileges
  • 1359 liberation out of the dependency towards Xanten – "Treaty Of Xanten"
  • 1794–1814 French occupation
  • 1798 loss of town privileges
  • World War II heavily destroyed (85%) in several air raids as well as ground operation

People[]

  • Hermann Gröhe (born 1961), politician (CDU)

References[]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. 31 December 2010. http://www.it.nrw.de/statistik/a/daten/amtlichebevoelkerungszahlen/index.html. 


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