Datteln is a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North
Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on a crossroads of four
canals (Datteln-Hamm Canal, Wesel-
Datteln Canal, Dortmund-Ems Canal
and Rhein-Herne Canal), which makes it the biggest canal junction in
the World, approx. 10 km north-east of
20 km north-west of Dortmund.
Katja Seizinger, former alpine skier and triple Olympic gold
medallist, was born in Datteln.
Coal power plant
Born in Datteln
Horst Niggemeier (1929–2000), politician, mayor of Datteln
Reinhard Lettmann (1933–2013), Bishop of Münster (1980–2008)
Egon Ramms (born 1948), General, 2007-2010 commander at NATO
Klaus Eberhard (born 1957) Director of Sport of German Tennis
Federation and former German professional tennis player
Ingo Anderbrügge (born 1964), football player and coach
Katja Seizinger (born 1972), ski racer; three times Sportswoman of the
Dunja Hayali (born 1974), journalist and television presenter
Charlotte Becker (born 1983), cyclist
Lukas Nottbeck (born 1988), football player
Sarah Petrausch (born 1990), German volleyball national team player
Ruben (born 1985), German scientist, visionaire, revolutionized card
Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany
Datteln is twinned with:
Cannock Chase, England, United Kingdom
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^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb
Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical Dictionary of the
Olympic Movement (4 ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.
p. 322. ISBN 9780810875227. Retrieved 28 December
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