Metelen

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Metelen
Coat of arms of Metelen
Coat of arms
Metelen is located in Germany
Metelen
Metelen
Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 7°12′43″E / 52.14444°N 7.21194°E / 52.14444; 7.21194Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 7°12′43″E / 52.14444°N 7.21194°E / 52.14444; 7.21194
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Brüning (SPD)
Area
 • Total 40.23 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,355
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48629
Dialling codes 02556
Vehicle registration ST
Website www.metelen.de

Metelen is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the district of Steinfurt. Metelen Land station is islocated on the Münster–Enschede railway and has an hourly train service to Münster in one direction and to Enschede in the other direction.[2]

History[edit]

The town history dates back to 889 AD, when it was first mentioned in an official document. It is most well known for being the former hometown of Canada's famous Moddemann family.

Notable places[edit]

Metelen is known for its aviary and, as the whole Münsterland region, as a great cycling area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Metelen Land station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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