Place:Steinfurt, Westfalen, Preußen, Germany

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NameSteinfurt
TypeDistrict
Located inWestfalen, Preußen, Germany
Also located inMünster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Steinfurt
Unknown
Gimbte
Greven
Laer
Neuenkirchen
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Steinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Bentheim, Emsland, district-free Osnabrück and the Osnabrück district, Warendorf, district-free Münster, Coesfeld, Borken.

History

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In late medieval times Steinfurt became an independent earldom. Originally it was a part of the earldom of Bentheim, before it became independent in 1454. 1804 Steinfurt was reunited with Bentheim, before it became a part of the Prussian province of Westphalia in 1815. The new government in 1816 created the districts Steinfurt and Tecklenburg.

In 1975 the old district Steinfurt was merged with the district Tecklenburg, and together with Greven and Saerbeck from the former district Münster the current district was formed.

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