Telgte

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Telgte
Old Town and River Ems
Old Town and River Ems
Coat of arms of Telgte
Coat of arms
Telgte is located in Germany
Telgte
Telgte
Coordinates: 51°58′55″N 7°47′08″E / 51.98194°N 7.78556°E / 51.98194; 7.78556Coordinates: 51°58′55″N 7°47′08″E / 51.98194°N 7.78556°E / 51.98194; 7.78556
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Warendorf
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Pieper (BUENDNIS 90/DIE GRUENEN)
Area
 • Total 90.6 km2 (35.0 sq mi)
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,879
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48291
Dialling codes 02504
Vehicle registration WAF
Website www.telgte.de

Telgte is a town in the Warendorf district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Ems, 10 km east of Münster, and 15 km west of Warendorf.

History[edit]

Telgte received town privileges in 1238. It developed at a fork of larger trade routes to the North Sea and Baltic Sea, at a ford across the river Ems. 1469 Telgte is mentioned as member of the Hanseatic League.

Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck of Münster was granted asylum in Telgte during the Münster Rebellion of the Anabaptists in the 1530s.

Culture[edit]

Telgte is famous for the annual Telgte Pilgrimage, the second largest pilgrimage in Germany. Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and beginning in Osnabrück, the summertime pilgrimage regularly consists of 8,000 pilgrims. Approximately 150,000 pilgrims visit Telgte annually. Telgte is also known for its Nativity Museum (Krippenmuseum) and its fair (Mariä-Geburts-Markt).

Nobel-winner Günter Grass's story The Meeting in Telgte (Das Treffen in Telgte) is set in Telgte during the negotiations of the Peace of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years' War.

Politics[edit]

The city of Telgte consists of three quarters: Telgte, Westbevern and Westbevern Vadrup. Until the 1970s Westbevern was an independently administered village which consisted of Vadrup and Brock (Brock was incorporated into Ostbevern in a communal reform). Through Westbevern flows the river Bever, a tributary of the Ems. An attractive touristic tourist destinataion is Haus Langen, with a former double mill at the Bever.

International relations[edit]

Telgte is twinned with:=

Mayors since 1946[edit]

1946–1947 Wilhelm Lütke-Schwienhorst, CDU
1947–1949 Ferdinand Busch, CDU
1949–1951 Friedrich Sube, Zentrum
1951–1952 Heinrich Decker, CDU
1952–1964 Bernhard Rumphorst, CDU
1964–1967 Wilhelm Hotte, CDU
1967–1969 Friedrich Koppernagel, CDU
1969–1975 Günter Karthaus, CDU
1975–1978 Albert Bruens, CDU
1978–1984 Günter Karthaus, CDU
1984–1996 Reinhold Hotte, CDU
1996–1999 Klaus Beck, SPD
1999–2004 Ulrich Roenigh, CDU
2004–2009 Dr. Dietrich Meendermann, CDU
since 2010 Wolfgang Pieper, BUENDNIS 90/DIE GRUENEN


Population trend[edit]

Year Inhabitants
1818 4437
1843 5166
1871 5360
1890 6109
1905 6692
1913 7006
1915 7260
1917 7275
1919 7483
1921 7719
1924 8174
1925 8250
1926 8473
Year Inhabitants
1927 8445
1933 8727
May 17, 1939 9698
1944 10923
1945 11979
1946 12989
1947 13707
1948 13736
1949 13852
1950 13692
1951 13576
1952 13477
1953 13432
Year Inhabitants
1954 13392
1956 13383
June 6, 1961 13767
1962 14379
1963 14810
1964 15068
1965 15414
1966 15694
1967 15883
1968 16005
1969 16197
1970 ¹ 15826
1971 16019
Year Inhabitants
1972 16760
1973 16968
1974 17269
1975 15122
1976 15365
1977 15377
1978 15589
1979 15780
1980 16254
1981 16388
1982 16515
1983 16576
1984 16613
Year Inhabitants
1985 16664
1986 16534
1987 16555
1988 16834
1989 16997
1990 17358
1991 17725
1992 18125
1993 18219
1994 18303
1995 18472
1996 18585
1997 18728
Year Inhabitants
1998 18774
1999 18836
2000 18992
2001 19370
2002 19489
2003 19432
2004 19444
1.2.2005 19615
2006  ?
2007  ?
2008  ?
2009  ?
2010  ?

¹ Correction of the updating numbers by the census 1970

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