Mettingen

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Mettingen
Coat of arms of Mettingen
Coat of arms
Mettingen   is located in Germany
Mettingen
Mettingen
Coordinates: 52°19′0″N 7°46′50″E / 52.31667°N 7.78056°E / 52.31667; 7.78056Coordinates: 52°19′0″N 7°46′50″E / 52.31667°N 7.78056°E / 52.31667; 7.78056
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Steinfurt
Government
 • Mayor Christina Rählmann
Area
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,815
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49497
Dialling codes 05452
Vehicle registration ST
Website www.mettingen.de

Mettingen is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Mettingen is situated approximately 25 km east of Rheine and 20 km west of Osnabrück.

Neighbouring places[edit]

Neighbour villages of Mettingen are Recke in the west, Neuenkirchen, (Lower Saxony) in the north, Ibbenbüren in the south and Westerkappeln in the east.

Economy[edit]

The production side of the frozen cakes manufacturer Coppenrath & Wiese is based in Mettingen.

Sons and daughters of the community[edit]

  • Clemens Brenninkmeyer (1818-1902), co-founder of the worldwide active company C&A
  • August Brenninkmeyer (1819-1892), co-founder of the worldwide active company C&A
  • Kasper König (born 1943), from 2000 until the end of October 2012 director of the Museum Ludwig , art professor and curator
  • Peter Niemeyer (born 1983), German footballer
  • Annika Suthe (born 1985), German spearhead, 2004 Olympian and Junior European champion

Honorary citizens[edit]

  • Clemens Brenninkmeyer (1932)
  • Franz Brenninkmeyer (1969)
  • Theodor Kersting (1973)
  • Josef Wiese (2005)

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