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The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Muenster.
Panorama of Münster
Panorama of Münster
Coat of arms of Münster
Coordinates 51°57′46.6″N 07°37′43.3″E / 51.962944°N 7.628694°E / 51.962944; 7.628694
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Urban district
City subdivisions 6 Stadtbezirke
Lord Mayor Markus Lewe (CDU)
Governing parties CDUFDP
Basic statistics
Area 302.89 km2 (116.95 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m  (197 ft)
Population 272,106  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 898 /km2 (2,327 /sq mi)
Founded 793
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MS
Postal codes 48143-48167
Area codes 0251
 02501 (Hiltrup, Amelsbüren)
 02506 (Wolbeck, Angelmodde)
 02533 (Nienberge)
 02534 (Roxel)
 02536 (Albachten)

Münster is the historical capital of Westphalia and belongs now to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 270,000 inhabitants, an airport and a university. Münster was very powerful in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Westphalian Peace was signed in Münster.

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