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Coat of arms of Mettingen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
 • Mayor Helmut Kellinghaus
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,815
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49497
Dialling codes 05452
Vehicle registration ST

Mettingen is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

Mettingen is about 25 km east of Rheine and 20 km west of Osnabrück.

Places close to Mettingen[change | change source]

Villages close to Mettingen are Recke in the west, Neuenkirchen, (Lower Saxony) in the north, Ibbenbüren in the south and Westerkappeln in the east.

Notable persons[change | change source]

The founders of the textile company C&A, Clemens and August Brenninkmeyer, were born in Mettingen. Also Annika Suthe, participant of the 2004 Summer Olympics (javelin throw) was born there.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.