Horstmar is a German city, located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the Steinfurt district, approx. 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Münster.

Horstmar
Coat of arms of Horstmar
Coat of arms
Location of Horstmar within Steinfurt district
North Rhine-WestphaliaBorken (district)Coesfeld (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)Lower SaxonyGrevenSaerbeckLienenLengerichLaerAltenbergeHorstmarNordwaldeLadbergenMetelenHörstelWesterkappelnIbbenbürenSteinfurtWettringenNeuenkirchenMettingenLotteHopstenOchtrupRheineReckeTecklenburgEmsdettenHorstmar in ST.svg
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Horstmar is located in Germany
Horstmar
Horstmar
Horstmar is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Horstmar
Horstmar
Coordinates: 52°04′50″N 7°18′30″E / 52.08056°N 7.30833°E / 52.08056; 7.30833Coordinates: 52°04′50″N 7°18′30″E / 52.08056°N 7.30833°E / 52.08056; 7.30833
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Government
 • MayorRobert Wenking (CDU)
Area
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,551
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48612
Dialling codes02558
Vehicle registrationST
Websitewww.horstmar.de
Street view of Saint Gertrude Church

HistoryEdit

Its castle was built as early as the 9th century; the first mention of Horstmar is as early as the early 11th century. The city of Horstmar was built to the south of this castle. During the Thirty Years' War the castle was destroyed by order of the Hessian lieutenant Carl von Rabenhaupt.

PoliticsEdit

The city council consists of 22 councillors and the mayor.

ReferencesEdit

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