Horstmar

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Horstmar
Coat of arms of Horstmar
Coat of arms
Horstmar   is located in Germany
Horstmar
Horstmar
Coordinates: 52°04′50″N 7°18′30″E / 52.08056°N 7.30833°E / 52.08056; 7.30833Coordinates: 52°04′50″N 7°18′30″E / 52.08056°N 7.30833°E / 52.08056; 7.30833
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Robert Wenking (CDU)
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,447
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48612
Dialling codes 02558
Vehicle registration ST
Website www.horstmar.de
Street view of Saint Gertrude Church

Horstmar is a German city, located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the Steinfurt district, approx. 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Münster.

History[edit]

Its castle was built as early as the 9th century; the first mention of Horstmar is as early as the early 11th century. The city of Horstmar was built to the south of this castle. During the Thirty Years' War the castle was destroyed by order of the Hessian lieutenant Carl von Rabenhaupt.

Politics[edit]

The city council consists of 22 councillors and the mayor.

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