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Coat of arms of Metelen
Coat of arms
Metelen  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
 • Mayor Gregor Krabbe
 • Governing parties CDU
 • Total 40.23 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,461
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 02556
Vehicle registration ST

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]


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.


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Metelen Land station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Metelen, church