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Coordinates: 51°36′00″N 06°41′0″E / 51.60000°N 6.68333°E / 51.60000; 6.68333Coordinates: 51°36′00″N 06°41′0″E / 51.60000°N 6.68333°E / 51.60000; 6.68333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
  Mayor Dirk Haarmann (SPD)
  Total 53.49 km2 (20.65 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 36,675
  Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46562
Dialling codes 02855, 0281 (Friedrichsfeld)
Vehicle registration WES
Website www.voerde.de

Voerde is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-east of Wesel, and 20 km north of Duisburg.

City structure

According to art. 1(3) of the Main Charter of the town the municipal area is divided into the 11 quarters of Götterswickerhamm, Löhnen, Mehrum, Möllen, Voerde, Stockum, Holthausen, Friedrichsfeld, Emmelsum, Spellen and Ork. These quarters are, however, not localities in the sense of art. 39 of the North-Rhine Westphalian Municipal Code (GO NW).


Voerde owes its name to a ford crossing a branch of the River Rhine, which existed there during Roman and Frankish times (the old spelling for Furt was "Fuerdt"). In 1244 the town was mentioned in records for the first time as a fiefdom and castle of the abbey of Werden.

Buildings and constructions

Twinned cities

Voerde is twinned with:


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