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Coat of arms of Mettingen
Coat of arms
Mettingen   is located in Germany
Location of Mettingen within Steinfurt district
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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
 • Mayor Christina Rählmann
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,829
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49497
Dialling codes 05452
Vehicle registration ST

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


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.


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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