Werther, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Werther (Westf.)
Protestant St. Jacobi Church in town centre of Werther (Westf.)
Protestant St. Jacobi Church in town centre of Werther (Westf.)
Flag of Werther (Westf.)
Flag
Coat of arms of Werther (Westf.)
Coat of arms
Werther (Westf.) is located in Germany
Werther (Westf.)
Werther (Westf.)
Coordinates: 52°04′00″N 08°25′00″E / 52.06667°N 8.41667°E / 52.06667; 8.41667Coordinates: 52°04′00″N 08°25′00″E / 52.06667°N 8.41667°E / 52.06667; 8.41667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Gütersloh
Subdivisions 6
Government
 • Mayor Marion Weike (SPD)
Area
 • Total 35.31 km2 (13.63 sq mi)
Elevation 130-316 m (−907 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,264
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33824
Dialling codes 05203
Vehicle registration GT
Website www.stadt-werther.de

Werther is a town in the district of Gütersloh in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the Teutoburg Forest, approximately 10 km west of Bielefeld. It is best known for the Werther's Original caramel sweets, which are, however, produced in the nearby city of Halle today.

References[edit]

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

Werther has one 'hauptschule', one 'Gesamtschule' and one 'Gymnasium', which has an exchange partnership with a small school in yarm called 'Yarm School', a independent school, for many years.