Oelde

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Oelde
Lange Street - Oelde centre
Lange Street - Oelde centre
Coat of arms of Oelde
Coat of arms
Oelde   is located in Germany
Oelde
Oelde
Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Warendorf
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Friedrich Knop (FW)
Area
 • Total 102.63 km2 (39.63 sq mi)
Elevation 74 - 173 m (−494 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 28,983
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59302
Dialling codes 02522, 02529, 02520, 05245
Vehicle registration WAF
Website www.oelde.de

Oelde (German pronunciation: [ˈœldə]) is a town in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near Beckum.

Geography[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

St. Vitus church in Oelde-Lette

Oelde consists of 5 districts:

  • Oelde
  • Stromberg
  • Lette
  • Sünninghausen
  • Kirchspiel (with farming communities)
    • Keitlinghausen
    • Ahmenhorst
    • Menninghausen

Neighbouring places[edit]

International relations[edit]

Oelde is twinned with:

History[edit]

St. Johannes church in Oelde

Records from the 9th century show that there was a settlement named "Ulidi" on the site, although Oelde only received township in the year 1800. In the 14th century, a castle was built in Oelde.

Economy[edit]

Oelde is a centre of metal and lumber production, publishing, and also higher education through its nursing college. It is also home to the headquarters of Westfalia Separator, a manufacturer of centrifuges and dairy machines.

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

Oelde is connected to the Bundesautobahn 2.

Railways[edit]

On the right: Oelde railway station

The Hamm–Minden railway connects Oelde station to the German rail network. The line is served by the Westfalen-Express and the Ems-Börde-Bahn every hour.

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