Hohenwestedt

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Hohenwestedt
Coat of arms of Hohenwestedt
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Hohenwestedt   is located in Germany
Hohenwestedt
Hohenwestedt
Coordinates: 54°5′N 9°40′E / 54.083°N 9.667°E / 54.083; 9.667Coordinates: 54°5′N 9°40′E / 54.083°N 9.667°E / 54.083; 9.667
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Mittelholstein
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Landt
Area
 • Total 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,102
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24594
Dialling codes 04871
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.hohenwestedt.de

Hohenwestedt (Low Saxon: Wiste') is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 23 km south of Rendsburg, 25 km west of Neumünster and 40 km southwest of Kiel.

It has a population of about 5,000 and a size of 18.18 squarekilometer. Since January 2012 it is part of the Amt Mittelholstein, of which it is the seat. Mayor is Stefan Landt of the CDU.

The 400 companies of Hohenwestedt offer 2,500 jobs and make it the economical center of the surrounding communes, whose children also use the three schools.

The town's landmark is the Peter-Pauls Church, the biggest church in town.

Hohenwestedt's twin towns are Müncheberg, Germany, and Billund, Denmark.

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