Oelde (German pronunciation: [ˈœldə]) is a town in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near Beckum.

Oelde
Lange Street - Oelde centre
Lange Street - Oelde centre
Coat of arms of Oelde
Coat of arms
Location of Oelde within Warendorf district
Oelde in WAF.svg
Oelde is located in Germany
Oelde
Oelde
Oelde is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Oelde
Oelde
Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°9′E / 51.833°N 8.150°E / 51.833; 8.150
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictWarendorf
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorKarl-Friedrich Knop (FW)
Area
 • Total102.63 km2 (39.63 sq mi)
Elevation
74 - 173 m (−494 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total29,326
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
59302
Dialling codes02522, 02529, 02520, 05245
Vehicle registrationWAF, BE
Websitewww.oelde.de

GeographyEdit

Division of the townEdit

 
St. Vitus church in Oelde-Lette

Oelde consists of 5 districts:

  • Oelde
  • Stromberg
  • Lette
  • Sünninghausen
  • Kirchspiel (with farming communities)
    • Keitlinghausen
    • Ahmenhorst
    • Menninghausen

Neighbouring placesEdit

International relationsEdit

HistoryEdit

 
St. Johannes church in Oelde

Records from the 9th century show that there was a settlement named "Ulidi" on the site, although Oelde only received township in the year 1800. In the 14th century, a castle was built in Oelde.

EconomyEdit

Oelde is a centre of metal and lumber production, publishing, and also higher education through its nursing college. It is also home to the headquarters of GEA ( Westfalia Separator), a manufacturer of centrifuges and dairy machines.

TransportEdit

RoadsEdit

Oelde is connected to the Bundesautobahn 2.

RailwaysEdit

 
On the right: Oelde railway station

The Hamm–Minden railway connects Oelde station to the German rail network. The line is served by the Rhein-Weser-Express and the Ems-Börde-Bahn every hour.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit