Place:Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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NameMünster
Alt namesMünstersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Münster districtsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Munster
TypeRegierungsbezirk
Coordinates51.967°N 7.617°E
Located inNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Contained Places
District
Borken
Recklinghausen
Steinfurt
Warendorf
General region
Die Haard
Dortmunder Rieselfelder
Emscherbruch
Münsterland
Historical region
Westfalen
Independent city
Bottrop ( 1100 - )
Gelsenkirchen ( 1600 - )
Münster
Inhabited place
Ahaus
Ahlen
Albachten
Albersloh
Alstätte
Altenberge
Altendorf-Ulfkotte
Amelsbüren
Ammeloe
Appelhülsen
Ascheberg
Beckum
Beelen
Bertlich
Biemenhorst
Billerbeck
Borghorst
Borkenwirthe
Brassert
Brochterbeck
Brockenscheidt
Buderus
Buldern
Burgsteinfurt
Castrop-Rauxel ( 800 - )
Darfeld
Datteln
Disteln
Dolberg
Dorsten
Drensteinfurt
Drewer
Emsdetten
Enniger
Ennigerloh
Epe
Everswinkel
Feldhausen
Freckenhorst
Füchtorf
Gemen
Gescher
Gladbeck ( 900 - )
Greven
Gronau in Westfalen
Haltern
Handorf
Havixbeck
Heek
Heessen
Henrichenburg
Herbern
Herten ( 700 - )
Hervest
Hiltrup
Holsterhausen
Holtwick
Hopsten
Horneburg
Horstmar
Hörstel
Hüls
Ibbenbüren
Isselburg
Kirchhellen
Ladbergen
Laer
Langenbochum
Legden
Lembeck
Lengerich
Lienen
Liesborn
Lotte
Lüdinghausen
Marbeck
Marl ( 500 - )
Meckinghoven
Mesum
Metelen
Mettingen
Mussum
Neubeckum
Neuenkirchen
Nienberge
Nienborg
Nordkirchen
Nordwalde
Nottuln
Ochtrup
Oeding
Oelde
Oer-Erkenschwick
Olfen
Ostbevern
Ostenfelde
Osterwick
Ottmarsbocholt
Pelkum
Polsum
Raesfeld
Ramsdorf
Recke
Reken
Rhede
Rheine ( 700 - )
Riesenbeck
Rinkerode
Roxel
Saerbeck
Sankt Mauritz
Sassenberg
Schale
Scherlebeck
Schwerin
Schöppingen
Senden
Sendenhorst
Seppenrade
Sickingmühle
Sinsen
Stromberg
Suderwich
Tecklenburg
Tönsholt
Vinnum
Vorhelm
Vreden
Wadersloh
Waltrop
Wanne-Eickel
Werne an der Lippe
Werth
Weseke
Wessum
Westbevern
Westerholt
Westerkappeln
Westkirchen
Wettringen
Wolbeck
Wulfen
Wüllen
Zwillbrock
Östrich
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Münster is one of the five Regierungsbezirks of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north of the state, and named after the capital city of Münster. It includes the area which in medieval times was known as the Dreingau.

Regierungsbezirk Münster mostly covers rural lands of the 'Münsterland' which is famous for its castles, e.g. Castle Nordkirchen and Castle Ahaus. The region offers more the 100 castles, all linked up by the bike path 100 Schlösser Route.

The three southern municipalities are part of the Ruhrgebiet, densely populated and still offer a wide range of industry. Besides that this area is mostly as green as the rest of the Münsterland and historically a part of the landscape.

The history of the Regierungsbezirk dates back to 1815, when it was one of the original 25 Regierungsbezirke created as a subdivision of the provinces of Prussia. The last reorganization of the districts was done in 1975, when the number of districts was reduced from 10 to 5, and the number of district-free cities from six to three.

Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Borken
  2. Coesfeld
  3. Recklinghausen
  4. Steinfurt
  5. Warendorf
  1. Bottrop
  2. Gelsenkirchen
  3. Münster

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