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Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms
Lüdinghausen is located in Germany
Location of Lüdinghausen within Coesfeld district
North Rhine-WestphaliaRecklinghausen (district)Unna (district)HammBorken (district)Steinfurt (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)OlfenRosendahlSendenBillerbeckDülmenAschebergHavixbeckCoesfeldNottulnLüdinghausenNordkirchenLüdinghausen in COE.svg
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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
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
 • MayorRichard Borgmann (CDU)
 • Total140.31 km2 (54.17 sq mi)
Elevation52 - 110 m (−309 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,556
 • Density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes59348
Dialling codes02591
Vehicle registrationCOE

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, Castle Luedinghausen, Kakesbeck and Vischering Castle[2].

Lüdinghausen was founded in the thirteenth century and received its first city charter around 1308.[3]

Lüdinghausen has been paired as a Sister City with Deerfield, Illinois in the US [4] as well as with Nysa in Poland and Taverny in France.


Lüdinghausen is situated at the Dortmund-Enschede railway, and has a train station (Lüdinghausen railway station).


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ http://www.luedinghausen.de/Aktuelles-und-Stadtportrait/Burgen.html
  3. ^ Hartemink, Ralf (1996). "Wappen von Lüdinghausen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. ^ "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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