Moers Castle (2014)
|o Mayor||Christoph Fleischhauer (CDU)|
|o Total||67.68 km2 (26.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|o Density||1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
47441 - 47447
|Dialling codes||0 28 41|
|Vehicle registration||MO (alternative: WES or DIN)|
Known earliest from 1186, the county of Moers was an independent principality within the Holy Roman Empire.
During the Eighty Years' War it was alternately captured by Spanish and Dutch troops, as it bordered the Upper Quarter of Guelders. During the war it finally fell to Maurice of Orange. As it was separated from the Dutch Republic by Spanish Upper Guelders it did not become an integral part of the Republic, though Dutch troops were stationed there.
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In 1985, the Moers Sports Club (volleyball) was formed, winning the 1989 Bundesliga championship.