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Münster

city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Muenster.

Münster is the historical capital of Westphalia and belongs now to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 270,000 inhabitants, an airport and a university. Münster was very powerful in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Westphalian Peace was signed in Münster.

Münster
Panorama of Münster
Panorama of Münster
Coat of arms of Münster
Coat of arms
Location of Münster
Münster is located in Germany
Münster
Münster
Münster is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Münster
Münster
Coordinates: 51°58′N 7°38′E / 51.967°N 7.633°E / 51.967; 7.633Coordinates: 51°58′N 7°38′E / 51.967°N 7.633°E / 51.967; 7.633
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictUrban district
Founded793
Subdivisions6 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • Lord MayorMarkus Lewe (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / FDP
Area
 • Total303.28 km2 (117.10 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[3]
 • Total311,846
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48143-48167
Dialling codes0251
 02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
 02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
 02533 (Nienberge)
 02534 (Roxel)
 02536 (Albachten)
Vehicle registrationMS
Websitewww.muenster.de

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/LaenderRegionen/Regionales/Gemeindeverzeichnis/Administrativ/Aktuell/05Staedte.html.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.