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Coat of arms of Lüdinghausen
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Lüdinghausen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Coesfeld
 • Mayor Richard Borgmann (CDU)
 • Total 140.31 km2 (54.17 sq mi)
Elevation 52 - 110 m (−309 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,263
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59348
Dialling codes 02591
Vehicle registration COE
Website www.luedinghausen.de

Lüdinghausen is a town in the district of Coesfeld in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, approx. 25 km south-west of Münster. It is known for its three castles, among them Vischering Castle.

Lüdinghausen was founded in the thirteenth century and received its first city charter around 1308.[2]

Lüdinghausen has been paired as a Sister City with Deerfield, Illinois in the US.[3]

[See German version for more historical detail.]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Hartemink, Ralf (1996). "Wappen von Lüdinghausen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Sister City Committee". Government - Village Commissions. The Village of Deerfield, Illinois. 2002. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 

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