Ahlen

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Ahlen
St. Marien Church
St. Marien Church
Coat of arms of Ahlen
Location of Ahlen within Warendorf district
Ahlen in WAF.svg
Ahlen is located in Germany
Ahlen
Ahlen
Ahlen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Ahlen
Ahlen
Coordinates: 51°45′48″N 7°53′28″E / 51.76333°N 7.89111°E / 51.76333; 7.89111Coordinates: 51°45′48″N 7°53′28″E / 51.76333°N 7.89111°E / 51.76333; 7.89111
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictWarendorf
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Dr. Alexander Berger[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total123.14 km2 (47.54 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total52,635
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
59227, 59229
Dialling codes02382, 02388, 02528
Vehicle registrationWAF
Websitewww.ahlen.de

Ahlen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is southeast of Münster. It is within the District of Warendorf. The center of the town was originally a church court and the town was well fortified with walls. Merchants and craftsmen lived there. There were plagues and witch hunts in the Middle Ages. In 2020, the population was 52,600. The town votes mainly CDU and SPD.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
  2. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.