Ostbevern

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Ostbevern
Coat of arms of Ostbevern
Coat of arms
Ostbevern is located in Germany
Ostbevern
Ostbevern
Coordinates: 52°2′20″N 7°50′45″E / 52.03889°N 7.84583°E / 52.03889; 7.84583Coordinates: 52°2′20″N 7°50′45″E / 52.03889°N 7.84583°E / 52.03889; 7.84583
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Warendorf
Subdivisions 2
Government
 • Mayor Joachim Schindler (none)
Area
 • Total 89.44 km2 (34.53 sq mi)
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,587
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48346
Dialling codes 02532
Vehicle registration WAF
Website www.ostbevern.de

Ostbevern is a municipality in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Ostbevern is situated on the river Bever, approx. 18 km north-east of Münster and 18 km north-west of Warendorf.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Ostbevern borders Ladbergen, Lienen, Glandorf (in Lower Saxony), Warendorf, Telgte und Greven.

Division of the town[edit]

The municipality Ostbevern consists of the village Ostbevern, the district Brock and the surrounding farming land.

History[edit]

In 1088 Bevern was first mentioned in an official document under the name Beverne. Presumably in the 12th century the parish Bevern was split into Ostbevern and Westbevern (which is now part of Telgte).

During the Napoleonic Wars the municipality first fell to Prussia, then to Berg. Since 1810 it then belonged to the French Empire, until Ostbevern was assigned to prussia again at the Congress of Vienna. Since World War II Ostbevern lies in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Politics[edit]

Communal Politics[edit]

The communal politics are dominated by the CDU, who have the absolute majority in the Municipal council. After the local elections of 2004, the 26 seats of the municipal council are distributed like this:

Twin Towns[edit]

Ostbeverns twins the city Loburg in Saxony-Anhalt.

Economy[edit]

The economy in Ostbevern is characterized by agriculture and processing business. The FRIWO Group has its headquarters in Ostbevern.

Tourist attractions[edit]

The Ambrose-church consist of a big new part, built in 1962 a smaller gothic church built in the 16th century. Parts of the church steeple are from the 12th century.

Another beautiful sight is the moated castle Loburg, in which there is today an episcopal school.

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