Senden, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Coat of arms of Senden
Coat of arms
Senden  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 7°28′58″E / 51.85722°N 7.48278°E / 51.85722; 7.48278Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 7°28′58″E / 51.85722°N 7.48278°E / 51.85722; 7.48278
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Coesfeld
 • Mayor Alfred Holz
 • Total 109.1 km2 (42.1 sq mi)
Elevation 54 - 91 m (−245 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,455
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48308
Dialling codes 02597, 02598, 02536
Vehicle registration COE

Senden is a municipality in the district of Coesfeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Geographic location[edit]

The municipality of Senden is situated in the east of the district of Coesfeld, approx. 15 km south-west of the city of Münster.

The river Stever and the Dortmund-Ems Canal are partially situated in the municipality of Senden.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the municipality[edit]

Th municipality of Senden consists of 4 villages:

  • Bösensell
  • Ottmarsbocholt
  • Senden
  • Venne

Special natural site[edit]

Near the village of Venne there is a famous marshland called Venner Moor. This nature reserve is situated near the Dortmund-Ems Canal and consists of some large swamps. Especially in spring and in fall the area shows its beautiful nature.


The first historical mentions of the villages of the municipality were as follows:

  • Senden in 890
  • Ottmarsbocholt in 980
  • Bösensell in 1148
  • Venne's in 1230

On January 1, 1975 these four formally autonomous municipalities became parts of the present municipality of Senden.


The major political party is the CDU (19 seats in the municipality council). Other parties in the council are the SPD (8 seats), Green Party (4 seats) and the FDP (3 seats). The mayor is Alfred Holz, who does not belong to a party but who is supported by the CDU and the SPD. The next local elections will be held in 2009.


Near Bösensell there is an exit to the Autobahn A 43.

Two important bus lines serve the municipality. A local bus line connects the villages of Bösensell, Senden and Ottmarsbocholt. A high speed bus line, which connects Münster and Lüdinghausen via the A43 runs through Senden.

There is a small harbour at the Dortmund-Ems Canal.

The village of Bösensell has a railway station at the line between Münster and Essen.


The municipality of Senden has got 7 schools:


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