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Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000Coordinates: 51°35′0″N 06°15′0″E / 51.58333°N 6.25000°E / 51.58333; 6.25000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Kleve
  Mayor Dominik Pichler (SPD)
  Total 100.6 km2 (38.8 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 28,311
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47623 47627
Dialling codes 0 28 32
Vehicle registration KLE

Kevelaer is a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is the best visited Catholic pilgrimage location within north-western Europe. More than 1 million pilgrims, mostly from Germany and the Netherlands, visit Kevelaer every year to honour the Virgin Mary. The population (as of 2011) is 28,873.

The town participates in international town twinning and it has twinned with Bury St. Edmunds, in the United Kingdom. In the Middle Ages, Bury was also an important place of pilgrimage.

Notable people


Kevelaerer picture of Grace
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