Arnsberg (region)

Arnsberg is one of the five Regierungsbezirks of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the south-east of the country. It covers the Sauerland hills as well as the east part of the Ruhr area.


Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Arnsberg
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Region seatArnsberg
 • Total8,002.34 km2 (3,089.72 sq mi)
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total3,582,497
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

The region was founded in 1815 as a subdivision of the Prussian Province of Westphalia.


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 124.8 billion € in 2018, accounting for 3.7% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 32,000 € or 106% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 95% of the EU average.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°15′N 8°20′E / 51.25°N 8.33°E / 51.25; 8.33