|• Mayor||Georg Moenikes (CDU)|
|• Total||72.06 km2 (27.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||ST, BF, TE|
Division of the townEdit
Emsdetten consists of 8 districts:
2006 school shootingEdit
On 20 November 2006, 18-year-old former student Bastian Bosse entered the Geschwister Scholl School, fired several shots and set off smoke grenades. He injured 22 people before killing himself by a shot into the mouth. Even though there were no other fatalities, the shooting was considered the deadliest school shooting in the history of Germany since the Erfurt massacre; this position is now held by the Winnenden school shooting.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- Walt Tkaczuk - (born 1947), First German born player in the National Hockey League
- Kathrin Vogler - (born 1963), politician, MdB
- Atze Schröder – (born 1965), comedian
- Valerie Niehaus – (born 1974), actress
- Christina Schulze-Föcking - (born 1976), Politician, MdL NRW
- Tim Wieskötter – (born 1979), sprint canoeistcanoeing Olympiaplayer 2004, canoe world champion 2005 (two kayak, together with Ronald Rauhe)
- Lutz Altepost – (born 1981), sprint canoeist canoe world champion 2005 (as a beater in kayak quads over 1000 m), silver in one kayak behind Nathan Baggaley
- Benjamin Behrla - (born 1985), judoka
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Partnerstädte". emsdetten.de (in German). Emsdetten. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
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