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Gangelt

Gangelt is a municipality in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km east of Sittard and 10 km south-west of Heinsberg. Gangelt was the town in which Gerard Kremer, better known as Gerardus Mercator, lived for the first five or six years of his life. Mercator was a famous cartographer (born 1512).GeographyNeighbour municipalitiesLocal subdivisions Gangelt with 2.521 inhabitants Birgden with 2.977 inhabitants Breberen with 828 inhabitants Broichhoven with 168 inhabitants Brüxgen with 513 inhabitants Buscherheide with 132 inhabitants Harzelt with 201 inhabitants Hastenrath with 536 inhabitants Hohenbusch with 45 inhabitants Kievelberg with 32 inhabitants Kreuzrath with 504 inhabitants Langbroich with 807 inhabitants Mindergangelt with 244 inhabitants Nachbarheid with 120 inhabitants Niederbusch with 601 inhabitants Schierwaldenrath with 596 inhabitants Schümm with 93 inhabitants Stahe with 1.029 inhabitants Vinteln with 42 inhabitants(21.02.2007)HistoryGangelt was first mentioned in a document in 828 as a King's property.Town twinning 20px Sohland an der Spree, Germany, since 1991 20px Kruibeke, Belgium, since 1998 20px Onderbanken, Netherlands, since 1975
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