Steinhagen, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Steinhagen
St. Georg Church in Brockhagen, a part of the municipality of Steinhagen
St. Georg Church in Brockhagen, a part of the municipality of Steinhagen
Flag of Steinhagen
Flag
Coat of arms of Steinhagen
Coat of arms
Steinhagen is located in Germany
Steinhagen
Steinhagen
Coordinates: 52°00′18″N 08°24′53″E / 52.00500°N 8.41472°E / 52.00500; 8.41472Coordinates: 52°00′18″N 08°24′53″E / 52.00500°N 8.41472°E / 52.00500; 8.41472
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Gütersloh
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Besser (SPD)
Area
 • Total 56.18 km2 (21.69 sq mi)
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,197
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33803
Dialling codes 05204
Vehicle registration GT
Website www.gemeinde-steinhagen.de

Steinhagen is a municipality in the district of Gütersloh in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the south slope of the Teutoburg Forest, approx. 10 km west of Bielefeld and 15 km north og Gütersloh. The village is well known for producing Schnaps made from juniper berries which are distilled three times. The Schnaps is called Steinhäger or Schinkenhäger and can be clear or dark when unfiltered.

Geography[edit]

Steinhagen is in the Ems River basin on the southern slopes of the Teutoburg Forest, which runs through the notrhwestern portion of the municipality. This mountain range is the eastern boundary of the Munsterland and of the Westphalian Bay. Steinhagen's highest point is 306 meters above sea level. The Kotte pond is 70 meters at the deepest. The city of Bielefeld is 10 km to the west and Gütersloh is 15 km to the south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013.