Lange Street - Oelde centre
|• Mayor||Karl-Friedrich Knop (FW)|
|• Total||102.63 km2 (39.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||74 - 173 m (−494 ft)|
|• Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||02522, 02529, 02520, 05245|
Division of the town
Oelde consists of 5 districts:
- Kirchspiel (with farming communities)
Oelde is twinned with:
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.
- Official site (in German)
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