Gelsenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˌɡɛlzənˈkɪʁçən]) is a ceety in North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany. It is locatit in the northren pairt o the Ruhr aurie. Its population in 2006 wis c. 267,000.

Gelsenkirchen
The Musiktheater im Revier (MiR) Opera House of Gelsenkirchen
The Musiktheater im Revier (MiR) Opera House of Gelsenkirchen
Coat o airms o Gelsenkirchen
Coat o airms
Gelsenkirchen is locatit in Germany
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Coordinates: 51°31′0″N 07°06′0″E / 51.51667°N 7.10000°E / 51.51667; 7.10000Coordinates: 51°31′0″N 07°06′0″E / 51.51667°N 7.10000°E / 51.51667; 7.10000
KintraGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionMünster
DestrictUrban destrict
Govrenment
 • Laird MayorFrank Baranowski (SPD)
Area
 • Total104.84 km2 (40.48 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot260,368
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
45801-45899
Diallin codes0209
Vehicle registrationGE
Wabsteidwww.gelsenkirchen.de

Gelsenkirchen wis first documentit in 1150, but it remained a smaa veelage till the 19t century, when the Industrial Revolution led tae the growth o the entire aurie. In 1840, when the minin o coal began, 6000 inhabitants livit in Gelsenkirchen; in 1900 the population haed increased tae 138,000.

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  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
  2. Population in the Regierungsbezirk Münster

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