Möhnesee is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Möhnesee
Möhne Reservoir
Möhne Reservoir
Coat of arms of Möhnesee
Coat of arms
Location of Möhnesee within Soest district
North Rhine-WestphaliaPaderborn (district)Soest (district)Warendorf (district)HammUnna (district)Märkischer KreisHochsauerlandkreisSoestEnseWelverAnröchteLippstadtWerlGesekeLippetalBad SassendorfRüthenWickedeWarsteinErwitteMöhneseeMöhnesee in SO.svg
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Möhnesee is located in Germany
Möhnesee
Möhnesee
Möhnesee is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Möhnesee
Möhnesee
Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 08°07′50″E / 51.49583°N 8.13056°E / 51.49583; 8.13056Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 08°07′50″E / 51.49583°N 8.13056°E / 51.49583; 8.13056
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictSoest
Subdivisions18
Government
 • MayorHans Dicke (Independent (politician))
Area
 • Total123.38 km2 (47.64 sq mi)
Elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,620
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59519
Dialling codes02924,
02925 (Brüllingsen, Ellingsen, Völlinghausen)
Vehicle registrationSO
Websitewww.moehnesee.de

GeographyEdit

The Möhnesee municipality is situated around the Möhne Reservoir (hence the name), approx. 10 km south of Soest.

HistoryEdit

On the night of the 16/17 May 1943, the Dam which contains the Mohnesee was breached in an attack by Avro Lancaster Bombers of 617 Squadron of the British Royal Air Force, the "Dambusters".

In the 1980s the Möhnesee hosted the Campingkirche.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Notable placesEdit

 
The chapel of Möhnesee-Drüggelte

The Drueggelter Kapelle can be found at Möhnesee-Drüggelte. It is consecrated to the Holy Cross.

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipality Möhnesee contains the following 18 subdivisions, with Körbecke as the largest:

  • Berlingsen
  • Buecke
  • Brüllingsen
  • Brüningsen
  • Delecke
  • Echtrop
  • Ellingsen
  • Günne
  • Hewingsen
  • Körbecke
  • Neuhaus
  • Stockum
  • Südufer
  • Theiningsen
  • Völlinghausen
  • Wamel
  • Westrich
  • Wippringsen

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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