Warendorf (district)


Warendorf (district)

Infobox German district
name=Warendorf
state=North Rhine-Westphalia
capital=Warendorf
regierungsbezirk=Münster
area=1,317.017
population=281.329
population_as_of=2001
density=214
carsign=WAF
url=http://www.kreis-warendorf.de

Warendorf is a "Kreis" (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Steinfurt, Osnabrück (district), Gütersloh, Soest, district-free city Hamm, Coesfeld and the district-free city Münster.

History

In medieval times the region was part of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster. When it became part of the Prussian Province of Westphalia, the new government in 1816 created the districts of Warendorf and Beckum. In 1975 these two districts were merged to form today's district.

Geography

The district is located east of the city of Münster. The Ems river runs through the district from east to west. The Lippe River forms part of the southern border of the district.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.kreis-warendorf.de Official website] (German)


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