Where in Germany is Mönchengladbach?
Mönchengladbach is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has 13 assigned postcodes and is located as the crow flies 28 km far from Düsseldorf. It is 51 km by air to Cologne.
As a district-free city, Mönchengladbach lies on an area of 170.47 km2 (square kilometers). The district responsible is Mönchengladbach, city. Administrative District: Reg.-Regarding. Düsseldorf.
It is about 575 kilometers as the crow flies from Mönchengladbach to the federal capital Berlin.
Mönchengladbach is a town in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located west of the capital Düsseldorf. About 260,000 people live here. This makes it the twelfth largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the 30 largest in Germany.
Already at the time of the Roman Empire, some people settled where Mönchengladbach is located today. However, the settlement was destroyed by the Franks. In the Middle Ages, a monastery was founded here. The monks set up a market and so a city was created. Also the name of the city comes from the monks.
In modern times, Mönchengladbach belonged to France, then to Prussia. In 1871 the German Empire was founded and Mönchengladbach became part of it. In 1975, the town of Mönchengladbach was merged with the nearby town of Rheydt and the town of Wickrath.
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