Mettingen

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Mettingen
Coat of arms of Mettingen
Coat of arms
Location of Mettingen within Steinfurt district
North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)Coesfeld (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)Lower SaxonyGrevenSaerbeckLienenLengerichLaerAltenbergeHorstmarNordwaldeLadbergenMetelenHörstelWesterkappelnIbbenbürenSteinfurtWettringenNeuenkirchenMettingenLotteHopstenOchtrupRheineReckeTecklenburgEmsdettenMettingen in ST.svg
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Mettingen is located in Germany
Mettingen
Mettingen
Mettingen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Government
 • MayorChristina Rählmann
Area
 • Total40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,883
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49497
Dialling codes05452
Vehicle registrationST
Websitewww.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. Until 2018 Mettingen had one of the last two active coal mines in Germany.

Sons and daughters of the community[edit]

  • Tobias "Bobi Bückfing" Bücker (*1985)
  • 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
  • Josef Wiese (1932-2009), co-founder of Coppenrath & Wiese
  • 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]

  • Tobias Bücker (2003)
  • Clemens Brenninkmeyer (1932)
  • Franz Brenninkmeyer (1969)
  • Theodor Kersting (1973)
  • Josef Wiese (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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