Place:Dülmen, Westfalen, Preußen, Germany

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NameDülmen
Alt namesDülmensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Dulmen
TypeTown
Coordinates51.817°N 7.283°E
Located inWestfalen, Preußen, Germany
Also located inKoesfeld, Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    
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Dülmen is a municipality in the district of Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History

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The place was first mentioned as Dulmenni in 889, as a property of Werden Abbey. Dülmen received town privileges in 1311. It joined the Hanseatic League in 140. It was part of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster until it was mediatised in 1803. After a short period in the hands of the House of Croÿ, it was taken by the French in 1811. After the defeat of Napoleon, it became part of the Prussian Province of Westphalia. The Dülmen oil plant was a target of the Oil Campaign of World War II: 90% of the city was destroyed and the city was rebuilt after the war. In 1973, the population reached 20,000. In 1975, Rorup, Merfeld, Hiddingsel, Buldern, Hausdülmen and Kirchspiel Dülmen became part of Dülmen.

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