|Mayor||Wolfgang Dieder (CDU)|
|Area||92.14 km2 (35.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|Population||40,785 (31 December 2011)|
|- Density||443 /km2 (1,146 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Heinsberg is the capital of the district Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Wurm, approx. 20 km north-east of Sittard and 30 km south-west of Mönchengladbach.
Two rivers flow through Heinsberg, the Wurm (River) and the Rur. The Wurm (River) lead in the Rur near to Rurkempen, a village from Heinsberg.
The city of Heinsberg has only some old houses. The most of the city is destroyed in 1944. The biggest sights are:
- St. Gangolf church
- Castle of Heinsberg (Heinsburg)
- Old district court
- "Grünes Haus" (oldest house of the city)
The station in Heinsberg was closed in 1980. But the rails are there still today. Heinsberg should be accessible with the train in 2013. They beginned with cutting plants from the rails in 2010. The "Zug der
Erinnerung" stopped in Heinsberg in 2011: For around 30 years stopped no train in city.
which are named SB-Buses. The SB 1 goes from Erkelenz to Geilenkirchen, and the SB4 from Heinsberg to Erkelenz.
Near the city is a highway (A46), and the "Bundesstraße 221".
In the industry area of Heinsberg, and the industry area of Oberbruch (IPO) are many companies, very famous;
- Enka Gmbh & Co KG
- Sera Aquaristic
- Heinsberger Newspaper
- "Hs-Woche" a free newspaper once a week
- The "Lokalzeit aus Aachen" a news broadcast from the WDR about Aachen and Heinsberg, too.
- HS TV, a television transmitter
- The radio transmitter "Welle West" was closed in 2007, other radio transmitters, which reported about Heinsberg too, are 100,5 and 107,8.
- Office of the district Heinsberg
- Police (district)
- the district court
- health office
Creation and Schools
In Heinsberg are many basic schools and kindergarten. There are two "Hauptschulen" and "Realschulen". In Heinsberg is a "Gymnasium". Since 2007 is in the old "Berufschule" a school for disabled persons.
- Official site (German)