Altenberge

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Altenberge
Market square in Altenberge
Market square in Altenberge
Coat of arms of Altenberge
Coat of arms
Altenberge  is located in Germany
Altenberge
Altenberge
Coordinates: 52°02′45″N 7°27′55″E / 52.04583°N 7.46528°E / 52.04583; 7.46528Coordinates: 52°02′45″N 7°27′55″E / 52.04583°N 7.46528°E / 52.04583; 7.46528
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Jochen Paus (CDU)
Area
 • Total 62.96 km2 (24.31 sq mi)
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,315
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48341
Dialling codes 02505
Vehicle registration ST, BF, TE
Website www.altenberge.de

Altenberge is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km south-east of Steinfurt and 15 km north-west of Münster.

Economy[edit]

The machine manufacturers Schmitz and Wesseler were founded in Altenberge.

Personalities[edit]

Hans Blumenberg (1920-1996) German philosopher

  • Herbert Vorgrimler (1929-2014) Catholic theologian and author
  • Theresia Degener (born 1961), law professor in Bochum and one of the most important German activists for the rights of people with disabilities
  • Pascal Koopmann (born 1990), footballer

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