Münster

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Münster
Panorama of Münster
Panorama of Münster
Coat of arms of Münster
Coat of arms
Münster is located in Germany
Münster
Münster
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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)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total311,846
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes48143-48167
Dialling codes0251
 02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
 02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
 02533 (Nienberge)
 02534 (Roxel)
 02536 (Albachten)
Vehicle registrationMS
Websitewww.muenster.de

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.