Metelen is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the district of Steinfurt. Metelen Land station is located on the Münster–Enschede railway and has an hourly train service to Münster in one direction and to Enschede in the other direction.[3]

Metelen
Coat of arms of Metelen
Location of Metelen within Steinfurt district
North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)Coesfeld (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)Lower SaxonyGrevenSaerbeckLienenLengerichLaerAltenbergeHorstmarNordwaldeLadbergenMetelenHörstelWesterkappelnIbbenbürenSteinfurtWettringenNeuenkirchenMettingenLotteHopstenOchtrupRheineReckeTecklenburgEmsdetten
Metelen is located in Germany
Metelen
Metelen
Metelen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Metelen
Metelen
Coordinates: 52°08′40″N 7°12′43″E / 52.14444°N 7.21194°E / 52.14444; 7.21194
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Gregor Krabbe[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total40.23 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,417
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48629
Dialling codes02556
Vehicle registrationST
Websitewww.metelen.de

History edit

The town history dates back to 889 AD, when it was first mentioned in an official document. It is most well known for being the former hometown of Canada's famous Moddemann family.

 
Metelen Land Railway Museum

Notable places edit

Metelen is known for its aviary and, as the whole Münsterland region, as a great cycling area.

People from Metelen edit

References edit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Metelen Land station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 18 January 2014.

External links edit

 
Metelen, church