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Wunstorf is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 22 km west of Hanover. The following localities belong to the city of Wunstorf: Blumenau (with Liethe), Bokeloh, Großenheidorn, Idensen (with Idensermoor and Niengraben), Klein Heidorn, Kolenfeld, Luthe, Mesmerode, Steinhude, and Wunstorf.

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Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Coat of arms of Wunstorf
Coat of arms
Location of Wunstorf within Hanover district
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Wunstorf is located in Germany
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Wunstorf is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHanover
Subdivisions14 districts
Government
 • MayorRolf-Axel Eberhardt (CDU)
Area
 • Total126.60 km2 (48.88 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total41,532
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31515
Dialling codes05031, 05033 (Steinhude and Großenheidorn), 05723 (Idensen-Niengraben)
Vehicle registrationH
Websitewww.wunstorf.de

The city is giving its name to nearby Wunstorf Air Base of the German Air Force. To the west of the city, Steinhude and Großenheidorn are located on the shores of Lake Steinhuder Meer.

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DemographyEdit

  • 1830 – ca. 1.910
  • 1840 – ca. 2.300
  • 1871 – 2.455
  • 1885 – 2.963
  • 1905 – 4.523
  • 1949 – 11.610 (of this 3.490 were refugees and displaced persons)[2]
  • 1998 – 40.848
  • 2000 – 41.474
  • 2005 – 42.215
  • 2010 – 41.244

Local councilEdit

The local elections on September 11, 2016, had the following results:

TrafficEdit

Wunstorf has 2 exits on motorway A 2.
Wunstorf railway station has 4 trains per hour to Hanover (a mix of local and regional trains), and 2 trains per hour each to Minden and Nienburg. The local bus network is designed to allow connections with trains to/from Hanover.
The nearest commercial airport is Hanover-Langenhagen about 25 km via motorways A2 and A352.

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Steinhude (Peace oak) Friedenseiche

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