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Coat of arms of Mettingen
Mettingen is located in Germany
Coordinates 52°19′0″N 7°46′50″E / 52.316667°N 7.78056°E / 52.316667; 7.78056
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Mayor Helmut Kellinghaus
Basic statistics
Area 40 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m  (243 ft)
Population 12,277  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 307 /km2 (795 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate ST
Postal code 49497
Area code 05452

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.

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