|• Lord Mayor||Dr. Olaf Tauras (Ind.)|
|• Total||71.57 km2 (27.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||24534 - 24539|
Neumünster (German pronunciation: [nɔʏˈmʏnstɐ]) is an urban municipality in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With almost 77,000 registered inhabitants, it is the fourth largest municipality in Schleswig-Holstein (behind Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg).
The first historic record of the precursor village "Wippendorf" dates from 1127.
Near Neumünster at Ehndorf, there is a high-power medium wave transmission facility for transmitting the program of Deutschlandfunk, the Ehndorf transmitter, which is often named incorrectly as "Neumünster transmitter".
Neumünster is located at river Schwale, near the geographical center of Schleswig-Holstein, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Kiel, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Hamburg and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Lübeck. The Aukrug Nature Park is close to the town.
- Mona Barthel, b. 1990, tennis player
- Walter Bartram, 1893–1971, politician
- Detlev Blanke, b. 1941, esperantist
- Karl Brommann, Knight's Cross holder
- Panik, nu-metal band
- Stefan Schnoor, b. 1971, footballer
- Wilf Smith, born Wilfred Schmidt in 1946, footballer
- Gerhard Wessel, 1913–2002, President of Bundesnachrichtendienst (1968–78)
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