Lüdinghausen

Lüdinghausen is a town in district of Coesfeld in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, approx. 25 km south-west of Münster. It is known for its three castles, Castle Luedinghausen, Kakesbeck and Vischering Castle.[2]

Lüdinghausen
Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Aerial photo of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms of Lüdinghausen
Coat of arms
Location of Lüdinghausen within Coesfeld district
Lüdinghausen in COE.svg
Lüdinghausen is located in Germany
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Lüdinghausen
Lüdinghausen
Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433Coordinates: 51°46′N 7°26′E / 51.767°N 7.433°E / 51.767; 7.433
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictCoesfeld
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorAnsgar Mertens (CDU)
Area
 • Total140.31 km2 (54.17 sq mi)
Highest elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Lowest elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,822
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
59348
Dialling codes02591
Vehicle registrationCOE, LH
Websitewww.luedinghausen.de

Lüdinghausen was founded in the thirteenth century and received its first city charter around 1308.[3]

Lüdinghausen has been paired as a Sister City with Deerfield, Illinois in the US [4] as well as with Nysa in Poland and Taverny in France.

The town of Lüdinghausen includes the village of Seppenrade, where the ammonite Parapuzosia seppenradensis was found in 1895.

TransportationEdit

Lüdinghausen is situated at the Dortmund-Enschede railway, and has a train station (Lüdinghausen railway station).

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.luedinghausen.de/Aktuelles-und-Stadtportrait/Burgen.html
  3. ^ Hartemink, Ralf (1996). "Wappen von Lüdinghausen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. ^ "Sister City Committee". Government - Village Commissions. The Village of Deerfield, Illinois. 2002. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

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