- The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Muenster.
|City subdivisions||6 Stadtbezirke|
|Lord Mayor||Markus Lewe (CDU)|
|Governing parties||CDU / FDP|
|Area||302.89 km2 (116.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60 m (197 ft)|
|Population||272,106 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||898 /km2 (2,327 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
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.
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