Halle, officially Halle or Halle Westfalen to distinguish it from the larger Halle , is a town in the German Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, 15 km west of Bielefeld, and belongs to the district of Gütersloh in the region of Detmold.
Halle is situated on the sandy plain of the river Ems on the southern slopes of the Teutoburg Forest, which crosses the town territory from northwest to southeast. This mountain range delimits the eastern part of the Münsterland and the Westphalian Bay and is the drainage divide between the rivers Ems and Weser here. The highest points are the Hengeberg and the Eggeberg . The lowest point, at 70 m, is at the south-western outskirts of the borough. There three streams, the Hessel, Rhedaer Bach and Ruthebach, leave the town's territory, while the Ruthebach joins the Lodenbach. All of the streams have their source in the Teutoburg Forest and ultimately join the River Ems. The territory of Halle is essentially characterized by agriculture, but has also a substantial amount of forest areas, namely the Teutoburg Forest and the Tatenhausen Forest as well as 40 hectares of municipal forest. The 52nd line of latitude crosses the southern part of the town area in its southern part.
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