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Lange Street - Oelde centre
Lange Street - Oelde centre
Coat of arms of Oelde
Coat of arms
Oelde   is located in Germany
Location of Oelde within Warendorf district
North Rhine-WestphaliaPaderborn (district)Soest (district)Unna (district)HammGütersloh (district)Coesfeld (district)MünsterSteinfurt (district)Lower SaxonyDrensteinfurtWarendorfEverswinkelEnnigerlohOeldeAhlenWaderslohBeelenBeckumSendenhorstTelgteSassenbergOstbevernOelde in WAF.svg
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Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Warendorf
 • Mayor Karl-Friedrich Knop (FW)
 • Total 102.63 km2 (39.63 sq mi)
Elevation 74 - 173 m (−494 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,265
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59302
Dialling codes 02522, 02529, 02520, 05245
Vehicle registration WAF
Website www.oelde.de

Oelde (German pronunciation: [ˈœldə]) is a town in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near Beckum.


Division of the town[edit]

St. Vitus church in Oelde-Lette

Oelde consists of 5 districts:

  • Oelde
  • Stromberg
  • Lette
  • Sünninghausen
  • Kirchspiel (with farming communities)
    • Keitlinghausen
    • Ahmenhorst
    • Menninghausen

Neighbouring places[edit]

International relations[edit]

Oelde is twinned with:


St. Johannes church in Oelde

Records from the 9th century show that there was a settlement named "Ulidi" on the site, although Oelde only received township in the year 1800. In the 14th century, a castle was built in Oelde.


Oelde is a centre of metal and lumber production, publishing, and also higher education through its nursing college. It is also home to the headquarters of GEA ( Westfalia Separator), a manufacturer of centrifuges and dairy machines.



Oelde is connected to the Bundesautobahn 2.


On the right: Oelde railway station

The Hamm–Minden railway connects Oelde station to the German rail network. The line is served by the Rhein-Weser-Express and the Ems-Börde-Bahn every hour.


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