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The population of Muenster is approximately 1,556 (2000), 1544 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 559 (1990), 602 (2010).

The amount of land area in Muenster is 3.25 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.034 sq kilometers.
The distance from Muenster to Washington DC is 1241 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 231 miles. (as the crow flies)
Muenster is positioned 33.65 degrees north of the equator and 97.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Muenster elevation is 617-1,200 feet above sea level.
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Muenster location: fifteen miles west of Gainesville and 70 miles north of Fort Worth, near the Oklahoma border. Here is a map page for Muenster.

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The weather in Muenster is moderate. Here is a page for current weather conditions.
Muenster average annual precipitation is 25.04 inches per year.
Muenster average temperature is 65.7 degrees F.
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Muenster history:

Muenster began as a community of German settlers in 1889. Carl and Emil Flusche, along with Joseph Rueschenberg were the first residents. They wanted to name their new town Germany, but the name was already taken. They then decided to name it Muenster after the capital of their homeland. Though dairy farming and agriculture were the main parts of the local economy for many years, the discovery of oil here in 1930 changed things. Manufacturing became a prominent part of the economy. The German culture has remained important in this town of mainly German ancestry. Tourism in the area has increased due to this emphasis. The fame of the town's ethnic food draws in many visitors each year.
The founding of Muenster: 1889
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Muenster attractions:

Where Texas Hospitality and German Customs Meet
Held at Muenster City Park
A celebration of the ancestry of Muenster, this festival takes place every year the last full weekend of April (2003 will be April 25-27)and will be the 28th annual. This three-day festival attracts as many as 40,000 to mouthwatering German sausage, scrumptious apple strudel, hearty cheese and homemade bread, cakes and pies.

Plan to participate in one or more of our exciting activities. Events include 5k and 15k Germanfest Fun Run and Metric Century Bicycle Rally and Nagelschlagen, a German competition where a nail spike is hammered into a tree stump by each contestant. Each contest takes turns to see who can hammer the spike into the stump with least amount of hits. The winner goes to a finalist competition until there is only one Grand Champ. There will be entertainment for the whole family, and Kinder Theater for the children, while Mom and dad delight in dancing, music, arts and crafts, folk dancing and two stages of nonstop entertainment. Don't miss the Jurassic Adventure and the Rock-Climbing Wall. For more information go to our website at

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