Münster

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Münster
Panorama of Münster
Panorama of Münster
Coat of arms of Münster
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Urban district
Founded 793
Subdivisions 6 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • Lord Mayor Markus Lewe (CDU)
 • Governing parties CDU / FDP
Area
 • Total 302.89 km2 (116.95 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 272,106
 • Density 898.366/km2 (2,326.76/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48143-48167
Dialling codes 0251
 02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
 02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
 02533 (Nienberge)
 02534 (Roxel)
 02536 (Albachten)
Vehicle registration MS
Website www.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.

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