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Lüdinghausen is a town in the district of Coesfeld in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, approx. 25 km south-west of Münster. It is known for its three castles, Castle Luedinghausen, Kakesbeck and Vischering Castle[2].

Lüdinghausen
Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms
Location of Lüdinghausen within Coesfeld district
Lüdinghausen in COE.svg
Lüdinghausen is located in Germany
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen
Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictCoesfeld
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorRichard Borgmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total140.31 km2 (54.17 sq mi)
Elevation
52 - 110 m (−309 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,550
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59348
Dialling codes02591
Vehicle registrationCOE, LH
Websitewww.luedinghausen.de

Lüdinghausen was founded in the thirteenth century and received its first city charter around 1308.[3]

Lüdinghausen has been paired as a Sister City with Deerfield, Illinois in the US [4] as well as with Nysa in Poland and Taverny in France.

TransportationEdit

Lüdinghausen is situated at the Dortmund-Enschede railway, and has a train station (Lüdinghausen railway station).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2017" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ http://www.luedinghausen.de/Aktuelles-und-Stadtportrait/Burgen.html
  3. ^ Hartemink, Ralf (1996). "Wappen von Lüdinghausen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. ^ "Sister City Committee". Government - Village Commissions. The Village of Deerfield, Illinois. 2002. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

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