Wunstorf

Summary

Wunstorf (German pronunciation: [ˈvʊnsˌtɔʁf] (listen)) is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 22 km west of Hanover. The following localities belong to the town of Wunstorf: Blumenau (with Liethe), Bokeloh, Großenheidorn, Idensen (with Idensermoor and Niengraben), Klein Heidorn, Kolenfeld, Luthe, Mesmerode, Steinhude, and Wunstorf.

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Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Pedestrian zone in the town centre of Wunstorf
Coat of arms of Wunstorf
Location of Wunstorf within Hanover district
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Wunstorf is located in Germany
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Wunstorf is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944Coordinates: 52°25′39″N 9°25′46″E / 52.42750°N 9.42944°E / 52.42750; 9.42944
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHanover
Subdivisions14 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Carsten Piellusch[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total126.60 km2 (48.88 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total41,480
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
31515
Dialling codes05031, 05033 (Steinhude and Großenheidorn), 05723 (Idensen-Niengraben)
Vehicle registrationH
Websitewww.wunstorf.de

The town gave its name to nearby Wunstorf Air Base of the German Air Force. To the west of the city, Steinhude and Großenheidorn are located on the shores of Lake Steinhuder Meer.

DemographyEdit

  • 1830 – c. 1,910
  • 1840 – c. 2,300
  • 1871 – 2,455
  • 1885 – 2,963
  • 1905 – 4,523
  • 1949 – 11,610 (of this 3,490 were refugees and displaced persons)[3]
  • 1998 – 40,848
  • 2000 – 41,474
  • 2005 – 42,215
  • 2010 – 41,244

Local councilEdit

The local elections on September 11, 2016, had the following results:

TransportEdit

Wunstorf has 2 exits on motorway A 2.

Wunstorf railway station has 4 trains per hour to Hanover (a mix of local and regional trains), and 2 trains per hour each to Minden and Nienburg. The local bus network is designed to allow connections with trains to/from Hanover.
The nearest commercial airport is the Hannover Airport about 25 km via motorways A2 and A352.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Wunstorf is twinned with:[4]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Direktwahlen in Niedersachsen vom 12. September 2021" (PDF). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. 13 October 2021.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  3. ^ s. E. Holodynski, Armin Mandel, S.17
  4. ^ "Städtepartnerschaft". wunstorf.de (in German). Wunstorf. Retrieved 2021-02-17.