|• Mayor||Ralf Péus (CDU)|
|• Total||69.36 km2 (26.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||280-750 m (−2,180 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||02904, 02905|
- Bestwig (1,334 inhabitants)
- Velmede (3,461 inhabitants)
- Ramsbeck (2,047 inhabitants)
- Ostwig (1,655 inhabitants)
- Nuttlar (1,671 inhabitants)
- Heringhausen (903 inhabitants)
Coat of armsEdit
The coat of arms shows a silver Saint Andrew's Cross on blue ground. The Saint Andrew's Cross is a reference to the patron of the parish church in Velmede, Saint Andrew. The colors silver and blue show the allegiance to the former county of Arnsberg.
- Franz Hoffmeister (1898-1943), Roman Catholic priest
- Theo Bücker (born 1948), coach of Lebanon's national football team
- Wilhelmine Lübke (1885–1981), First Lady
- Ferdinand von Lüninck (born 1888), German nobleman (a Freiherr i.e. a Baron) Roman Catholic, who participated in plans to overthrow Hitler on 20 July 1944. Arrested after plot failed and was sentenced to death.
- Abbey Bergkloster Bestwig
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- Bergkloster Bestwig