Münster

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Münster
Panorama of Münster
Panorama of Münster
Flag of Münster
Coat of arms of Münster
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
 • Total302.89 km2 (116.95 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total316,403
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48143-48167
Dialling codes0251
 02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
 02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
 02533 (Nienberge)
 02534 (Roxel)
 02536 (Albachten)
Vehicle registrationMS
Websitewww.muenster.de

Münster (Münster dialect: Mönster, Dutch: Munster, Frisian: Múnster, Old Saxon: Mimigernaford, (Latin: Monasterium) is the historical capital of Westphalia and belongs now to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

About 270,000 people live there. There is an airport and a university.

Münster was very powerful in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Westphalian Peace was signed in Münster.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. http://www.lds.nrw.de/statistik/datenangebot/Regionen/amtlichebevoelkerungszahlen/rp5_dez06.html

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