Ostbevern is a municipality in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Ostbevern
Coat of arms of Ostbevern
Coat of arms
Location of Ostbevern within Warendorf district
Ostbevern in WAF.svg
Ostbevern is located in Germany
Ostbevern
Ostbevern
Ostbevern is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Ostbevern
Ostbevern
Coordinates: 52°2′20″N 7°50′45″E / 52.03889°N 7.84583°E / 52.03889; 7.84583Coordinates: 52°2′20″N 7°50′45″E / 52.03889°N 7.84583°E / 52.03889; 7.84583
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictWarendorf
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Annen (CDU)
Area
 • Total89.44 km2 (34.53 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,982
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48346
Dialling codes02532
Vehicle registrationWAF, BE
Websitewww.ostbevern.de

GeographyEdit

Ostbevern is situated on the river Bever, approx. 18 km north-east of Münster and 18 km north-west of Warendorf.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Ostbevern borders Ladbergen, Lienen, Glandorf (in Lower Saxony), Warendorf, Telgte and Greven.

Division of the townEdit

The municipality Ostbevern consists of the village Ostbevern, the district Brock and the surrounding farming land.

HistoryEdit

In 1088 Bevern was first mentioned in an official document under the name Beverne. Presumably in the 12th century the parish Bevern was split into Ostbevern and Westbevern (which is now part of Telgte).

During the Napoleonic Wars the municipality first fell to Prussia, then to Berg. Since 1810 it then belonged to the French Empire, until Ostbevern was assigned to prussia again at the Congress of Vienna. Since World War II Ostbevern lies in North Rhine-Westphalia.

PoliticsEdit

Communal PoliticsEdit

After the local elections of 2014, the 26 seats of the municipal council are distributed like this:

Twin TownsEdit

Ostbeverns twins the city Loburg in Saxony-Anhalt.

EconomyEdit

The economy in Ostbevern is characterized by agriculture and processing business. The FRIWO Group has its headquarters in Ostbevern.

Tourist attractionsEdit

The Ambrose-church consist of a big new part, built in 1962 a smaller gothic church built in the 16th century. Parts of the church steeple are from the 12th century.

Another beautiful sight is the moated castle Loburg, in which there is today an episcopal school.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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