Selfkant

Selfkant (German: [ˈzɛlfkant]; Dutch: Selfkant or Zelfkant [ˈzɛl(ə)fkɑnt]; Limburgish: Zelfkantj) is a municipality in the Heinsberg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the most westerly municipality in Germany since 1919; until then, the title had been held by Gravelotte, in Alsace-Lorraine. Selfkant's border with the Netherlands is 27 km long, but the border with the rest of Germany is only 6 km long.

Selfkant
Location of Selfkant within Heinsberg district
Selfkant
Selfkant
Coordinates: 51°1′N 5°55′E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictHeinsberg
Subdivisions16
Government
  Mayor (202025) Norbert Reyans[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total42.08 km2 (16.25 sq mi)
Elevation
69 m (226 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total10,253
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
52538
Dialling codes02456, 02455 (Saeffelen)
Vehicle registrationHS
Websitewww.selfkant.de
The most western point of Germany is located near this point along the Street from Tüddern (D) to Susteren (NL)

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