Hohenwestedt

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Hohenwestedt
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Coat of arms of Hohenwestedt
Coat of arms
Location of Hohenwestedt within Rendsburg-Eckernförde district
Hohenwestedt in RD.png
Hohenwestedt is located in Germany
Hohenwestedt
Hohenwestedt
Hohenwestedt is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Hohenwestedt
Hohenwestedt
Coordinates: 54°5′N 9°40′E / 54.083°N 9.667°E / 54.083; 9.667Coordinates: 54°5′N 9°40′E / 54.083°N 9.667°E / 54.083; 9.667
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictRendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc.Mittelholstein
Government
 • MayorJan Butenschön
Area
 • Total18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,305
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24594
Dialling codes04871
Vehicle registrationRD
Websitewww.hohenwestedt.de

Hohenwestedt (Low Saxon: Wiste') is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 23 km south of Rendsburg, 25 km west of Neumünster and 40 km southwest of Kiel.

It has a population of about 5,000 and a size of 18.18 squarekilometer. Since January 2012 it is part of the Amt Mittelholstein, of which it is the seat.

The town's landmark is the Peter-Pauls Church, the biggest church in town.

Hohenwestedt's twin towns are Müncheberg, Germany, and Billund, Denmark.

Transportation[edit]

The town lies on the Neumünster-Heide railway and offers connections to Neumünster and Heide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).