Kleve

Cleves
Schwanenburg Castle
Schwanenburg Castle
Coat of arms of Cleves
Coat of arms
Location of Cleves within Kleve district
Emmerich am RheinKleve (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)KrefeldDuisburgWesel (district)Borken (district)NetherlandsWachtendonkKalkarGochKerkenStraelenRheurdtGeldernKranenburgReesBedburg-HauWeezeIssumKevelaerUedemKleveKleve in KLE.svg
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Cleves is located in Germany
Cleves
Cleves
Cleves is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Cleves
Cleves
Coordinates: 51°47′15″N 6°8′7″E / 51°47′15″N 6°8′7″E / 51.78750; 6.13528(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total51,320
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
47533
Dialling codes0 28 21
www.kleve.de

Kleve (English: Cleves; Dutch: Kleef; French: Clèves; Spanish: Cléveris; Latin: Clivia) is a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the river Rhine. From the 11th century onwards, Cleves was capital of a county and later a duchy. Today, Cleves is the capital of the district of Cleves in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is home to one of the campuses of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

Territory of the municipality

The territory of Kleve comprises, next to the innercity, of fourteen villages and populated places:
Bimmen, Brienen, Donsbrüggen, Düffelward, Griethausen, Keeken, Kellen, Materborn, Reichswalde, Rindern, Salmorth, Schenkenschanz, Warbeyen and Wardhausen.