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Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia

Borken is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated 10 km east of the Dutch border. Population: 40,900 (2002).

The village of Borken was founded around 800. It became a town in the 13th century. In the last years of the Holy Roman Empire (1803-06) it was the capital of the short-lived principality of Salm.

Sights in Borken: