Metelen

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Metelen
Coat of arms of Metelen
Coat of arms
Location of Metelen within Steinfurt district
North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)Coesfeld (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)Lower SaxonyGrevenSaerbeckLienenLengerichLaerAltenbergeHorstmarNordwaldeLadbergenMetelenHörstelWesterkappelnIbbenbürenSteinfurtWettringenNeuenkirchenMettingenLotteHopstenOchtrupRheineReckeTecklenburgEmsdettenMetelen in ST.svg
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Metelen is located in Germany
Metelen
Metelen
Metelen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Metelen
Metelen
Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 7°12′43″E / 52.14444°N 7.21194°E / 52.14444; 7.21194Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 7°12′43″E / 52.14444°N 7.21194°E / 52.14444; 7.21194
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Government
 • MayorGregor Krabbe
 • Governing partiesCDU
Area
 • Total40.23 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,416
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes02556
Vehicle registrationST
Websitewww.metelen.de

Metelen is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the district of Steinfurt. Metelen Land station is located on the Münster–Enschede railway and has an hourly train service to Münster in one direction and to Enschede in the other direction.[2]

History[edit]

The town history dates back to 889 AD, when it was first mentioned in an official document. It is most well known for being the former hometown of Canada's famous Moddemann family.

Notable places[edit]

Metelen is known for its aviary and, as the whole Münsterland region, as a great cycling area.

People from Metelen[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ "Metelen Land station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 18 January 2014.

External links[edit]

Metelen, church