Wunstorf

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Wunstorf
Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Coat of arms of Wunstorf
Coat of arms
Wunstorf is located in Germany
Wunstorf
Wunstorf
Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Subdivisions 14 districts
Government
 • Mayor Rolf-Axel Eberhardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total 126.60 km2 (48.88 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 40,636
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31515
Dialling codes 05031, 05033 (Steinhude and Großenheidorn), 05723 (Idensen-Niengraben)
Vehicle registration H
Website www.wunstorf.de

Wunstorf is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 22 km west of Hanover. The following localities belong to the city of Wunstorf: Blumenau (with Liethe), Bokeloh, Großenheidorn, Idensen (with Idensermoor and Niengraben), Klein Heidorn, Kolenfeld, Luthe, Mesmerode, Steinhude, and Wunstorf.

The city is giving its name to nearby Wunstorf Air Base of the German Air Force. To the west of the city, Steinhude and Großenheidorn are located on the shores of Lake Steinhuder Meer.

Demography[edit]

  • 1830 - ca. 1.910
  • 1840 - ca. 2.300
  • 1871 - 2.455
  • 1885 - 2.963
  • 1905 - 4.523
  • 1949 - 11.610 (of this 3.490 were refugees and displaced persons)[2]
  • 1998 - 40.848
  • 2000 - 41.474
  • 2005 - 42.215
  • 2010 - 41.244

Traffic[edit]

Wunstorf has 2 exits on motorway A 2.
Wunstorf railway station has 4 trains per hour to Hanover (a mix of local and regional trains), and 2 trains per hour each to Minden and Nienburg. The local bus network is designed to allow connections with trains to/from Hanover.
The nearest commercial airport is Hanover-Langenhagen about 25 km via motorways A2 and A352.

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