Emsdetten (Westphalian: Detten) is a town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Emsdetten
Catholic church
Catholic church
Coat of arms of Emsdetten
Coat of arms
Location of Emsdetten within Steinfurt district
Emsdetten in ST.svg
Emsdetten is located in Germany
Emsdetten
Emsdetten
Emsdetten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Emsdetten
Emsdetten
Coordinates: 52°10′22″N 7°32′4″E / 52.17278°N 7.53444°E / 52.17278; 7.53444Coordinates: 52°10′22″N 7°32′4″E / 52.17278°N 7.53444°E / 52.17278; 7.53444
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Government
 • MayorGeorg Moenikes (CDU)
Area
 • Total72.06 km2 (27.82 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total36,012
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48282
Dialling codes02572
Vehicle registrationST, BF, TE
Websitewww.emsdetten.de

GeographyEdit

Emsdetten is situated on the river Ems, approx. 13 kilometres (8 miles) south-east of Rheine and 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Münster.

Neighbouring placesEdit

Division of the townEdit

Emsdetten consists of 8 districts:

  • Emsdetten
  • Ahlintel
  • Austum
  • Hembergen
  • Hollingen
  • Isendorf
  • Sinningen
  • Westum

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.

GalleryEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Emsdetten is twinned with:

Notable 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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